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Notice given 5 October 2005

Senator Milne: To move—That the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by the last sitting day in March 2006:

Australia’s future oil supply, with particular reference to:

(a) projections of oil production and demand in Australia and globally and the implications for availability and pricing of transport fuels in Australia;

(b) potential of new sources of oil and alternative transport fuels to meet a significant share of Australia’s fuel demands, taking into account technological developments and environmental and economic costs;

(c) flow-on economic and social impacts in Australia from continuing rises in the price of transport fuel and potential reductions in oil supply; and

(d) options for reducing Australia’s transport fuel demands.