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NOTICE

The Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Senator Eggleston) gave a notice of motion as follows: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 1 November 2012:

The importance of the Indian Ocean rim for Australia's foreign, trade and defence policy, with particular reference to:

 (a) trade and tourism opportunities for Australia;

 (b) Australian mineral exports, including competition and synergies in the region;

 (c) strategic developments in the Indian Ocean, including the growing Indian and Chinese naval influences and their implications for Australia and the region more generally; and

 (d) the Indian Ocean Rim Association and its future directions.