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RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT REFERENCES COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

Senator Boswell amended business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 10 October 2012:

The effect on Australian pineapple growers of importing fresh pineapple from Malaysia, including:

 (a) the scientific basis on which the provisional final import risk analysis report regarding the importation of fresh, decrowned pineapple has been developed;

 (b) the risk and consequences of the importation possibly resulting in the introduction of pest species;

 (c) the adequacy of the quarantine conditions recommended by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; and

 (d) any other related matter.

Question put and passed.