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Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Page: 8777


Senator CANAVAN (QueenslandNationals Whip in the Senate) (15:34): I, and also on behalf of Senators Macdonald and Lindgren, move:

That the following matter be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 31 March 2016:

The development of the bauxite resources near Aurukun in Cape York, with particular reference to:

(a) the economic development of the bauxite resources near Aurukun in Cape York;

(b) any issues relating to native title rights and interests on the land on which these resources are located;

(c) the process for the finalisation of an exclusive Mineral Development Licence Application on this land;

(d) any opportunities for traditional owners to receive ongoing benefit from the resources located on this land; and

(e) any other related matter.

Question agreed to.