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Notice given 24 November 2003

700  Senator Brown: To move—That the Senate, noting that the Australia-United States free trade agreement is in the final stages of negotiation, calls on the Government to:

(a) carry out an environmental impact assessment of the agreement prior to its signing and ratification; and

(b) ensure that the agreement does not inhibit Australia’s ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including by giving United States coal and electricity companies the right to challenge or seek compensation from Australian governments which act to ameliorate global warming.