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Notice given 20 August 2002

Senator Bartlett: To move—

(1) That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report:

All matters related to a possible military attack against Iraq by the United States of America, with particular emphasis on Australia’s potential role.

(2) That the committee call for public submissions and hold public hearings as promptly as possible, with the aim of ensuring as much information as possible is made available to the Australian public to ensure the most comprehensive and informed public debate on the matter can occur.

(3) That the committee report to the Senate at a time, or times, and in a form it deems to be appropriate, taking into account any local or international developments, as long as a report is presented by 13 December 2002.