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COMMUNITY AFFAIRS--STANDING COMMITTEE--REFERENCE

Senator Lees, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal

motion, moved--That the following matter be referred to the Standing

Committee on Community Affairs for inquiry and report:

The tobacco industry and the costs of tobacco-related illness, with

particular reference to:

(a) a review of the current level of regulation of the

manufacture, advertising, promotion and sale of tobacco

products; and

(b) an exploration of the costs of tobacco-related illness to the

Australian community and a review of existing mechanisms for

recouping those costs.

Statement by leave: Senator Lees, by leave, made a statement relating to

the motion.

Question put and passed.