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Notice given 18 October 2006

*1  Senators Siewert and Milne: To move—That the following matters be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee for inquiry and report by 30 June 2007:

(a) the long-term impacts on Australian primary producers, rural communities and the environment of reduced and increasingly variable rainfall, increased temperatures and higher evaporation rates as a result of climate change; and

(b) potential adaptation strategies to mitigate these impacts to ensure the security of Australian food production and maintain the viability of rural communities.

Orders of the Day

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on Pacific region seasonal contract labour.

Community Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on gynaecological cancer in Australia.

Finance and Public Administration—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the transparency and accountability of Commonwealth public funding and expenditure.