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MOBILE PHONE TOWERS

Mr McClelland, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1) notes that there exists significant scientific controversy as to the effects of exposure to electromagnetic radiation emitted from mobile phone towers;

(2) resolves that current legislation should be amended to require that mobile phone towers not be installed within a radius of 300 metres from schools and playgrounds;

(3) resolves that the telecommunications industry be levied to raise funds to conduct research into the health and safety aspects of electromagnetic radiation emitted by mobile telephone towers; and

(4) calls for a review of Australian standard AS2772 which relates to electromagnetic radiation emissions.

Debate ensued.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.