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ENVIRONMENT--FOREST MANAGEMENT--ORDERS FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS

Senator Reid, at the request of Senator Alston and pursuant to notice of

motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved--That there be laid on

the table by the Minister for the Environment, Sport and Territories

(Senator Faulkner), not later than the close of business on 28 February

1995, the following documents relating to the commissioning of

conservation groups to provide assessments or advices:

(a) a copy of any letters, memoranda or ministerial directives by

the Minister to his department;

(b) correspondence between the Minister and his department; and

(c) correspondence between the Minister and/or his department and

the Minister for Resources (Mr Beddall) and/or his department.

Statement by leave: The Minister for Small Business, Customs and

Construction (Senator Schacht), by leave, made a statement relating to

the motion.

Question put and passed.

Senator Coulter, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a

formal motion, moved--That there be laid on the table by the Minister

representing the Minister for Resources (Senator Collins), by 1 March

1995:

(a) the advice the Minister for Resources (Mr Beddall) received from

his department;

(b) the advice the Minister for Resources received from the Minister

for the Environment, Sport and Territories (Senator Faulkner);

and

(c) any other advice,

associated with the granting of the 1994 woodchip export licences issued

in December 1994.

Statement by leave: The Minister for Small Business, Customs and

Construction (Senator Schacht), by leave, made a statement relating to

the motion.

Question put and passed.