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RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT REFERENCES COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

Senator Kroger, at the request of Senator Boswell and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1—That the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 29 November 2012:

The effect on Australian ginger growers of importing fresh ginger from Fiji, including:

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


 (b) the adequacy of the pest risk assessments contained in the provisional final import risk analysis report for fresh ginger from Fiji;

 (c) the risk and consequences of the importation resulting possibly in the introduction of pest species or diseases and soil-borne diseases;

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

 (e) any other related matter.

Question put and passed.