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12       Environment— UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting—Ministerial travel—Proposed order for production of documents

Senator Siewert, at the request of Senator Whish-Wilson and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1216—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, by 9 am on Wednesday, 8 September 2021, all documents relating to the Environment Minister’s travel to Europe in July 2021 for the purpose of meeting with UNESCO World Heritage Committee members to discuss the ‘In Danger’ listing of the Great Barrier Reef that contain the following details:

(a)              who the Minister met with, when, where, and any records from these meetings;

(b)              the full planned itinerary and any changes made to the itinerary during the travel;

(c)              all costs associated with the travel, including for any ministerial or departmental staff who accompanied the Minister; and

(d)             details of scientific advice provided by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation or any other relevant government agency on the health of the Great Barrier Reef in relation to preparation for the travel to Europe.

Question put and negatived. All Australian Greens and Opposition senators, by leave, recorded their votes for the ayes.