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Notice given 15 May 2003

Senator Brown: To move—That the following matter be referred to the Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee for inquiry and report by 20 August 2003:

The burning of Australia’s biggest tree, in Tasmania, having regard to:

(a) its discovery;

(b) what protective measures were put in place;

(c) why these protective measures failed;

(d) whether any rescue is possible;

(e) how to prevent similar episodes;

(f) any related matters; and

(g) the role of the Commonwealth in all these issues.