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11    Economics References Committee—Reference

Senator Canavan, also on behalf of Senators Macdonald and Lindgren, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2—That the following matter be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 31 March 2016:

The development of the bauxite resources near Aurukun in Cape York, with particular reference to:

    (a)   the economic development of the bauxite resources near Aurukun in Cape York;

    (b)   any issues relating to native title rights and interests on the land on which these resources are located;

     (c)   the process for the finalisation of an exclusive Mineral Development Licence Application on this land;

    (d)   any opportunities for traditional owners to receive ongoing benefit from the resources located on this land; and

     (e)   any other related matter.

Question put and passed.