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Thursday, 12 December 2002
Page: 7821

Senator NETTLE (New South Wales) (9.55 a.m.)—I move:

That the Senate condemns:

(a) the Government's 1999 decision to lift the federal moratorium on food irradiation without adequate public notice or consultation; and

(b) the decision of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage (Senator Hill) to approve the construction and operation of the gamma radiation sterilisation and decontamination plant at Narangba in Queensland, based on `preliminary documentation' as the means of assessment, rather than requiring a full environmental impact assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Question negatived.

Senator Brown —I ask that my support for the motion be recorded and note that the Labor Party opposed it.

Senator Harris —I ask that One Nation's support be recorded.