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Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Page: 5420


Senator COLBECK (3:48 PM) —I move:

   That the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 14 September 2009:

The Australian Government’s management of the removal of the 40 per cent fee rebate for the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) export certification functions, having regard to:

(a)   the level of industry support for the removal of the 40 per cent rebate prior to the implementation of comprehensive reform of AQIS’s export inspection and certification services;

(b)   the adequacy of consultation by the Government in the development of industry work plans;

(c)   the capacity of the Government, including AQIS, to implement efficiency proposals;

(d)   the adequacy of government funding to implement industry work plans;

(e)   any progress on meeting targets in industry work plans;

(f)   the financial or other impact on industry sectors of the failure to meet reform targets; and

(g)   any other relevant matter.