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COMMUNICATION TOWERS

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

motion, moved--That the Senate--

(a) notes that communication towers have been erected on designated

land in the Australian Capital Territory contrary to

Commonwealth legislation;

(b) asks what steps the Government will take to have towers already

erected in breach of the National Capital Plan removed, in

particular that erected on Oakey Hill in contravention of the

"clear hills' policy of the National Capital Plan; and

(c) calls on the Government to further strengthen provisions in the

Telecommunications National Code to allow for adequate community

consultation on the construction of further towers, including

widespread notification by carriers of their intention, and

sufficient time to negotiate.

Question put and passed.