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22    Regional Australia— Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility—Master facility agreements—Order for production of documents

Senator Rice, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 564—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes that:

                                     (i)       prior to providing funding through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, the Federal Government must agree to Master Facility Agreements with the governments of Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory,

                                    (ii)       the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia (Senator Canavan) indicated, in response to an estimates question on 1 June 2017, that he intended to release the Master Facility Agreements once they had all been signed, and

                                  (iii)       the final Master Facility Agreement was signed by the Federal Government and the Western Australian State Government on 3 November 2017; and

               (b)       orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, by no later than 12.45 pm on 16 November 2017, copies of the Master Facility Agreements agreed between the Federal Government and the governments of Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.