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ENVIRONMENT—QUEENSLAND—OIL SPILL

Senator Macdonald, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 401—That the Senate calls on the Government to establish a Royal Commission to investigate all aspects of the oil spill and loss of containers containing ammonium nitrate from the vessel Pacific Adventurer on the morning of Wednesday, 11 March 2009, including:

 (a) the response of the Queensland Government and its agencies;

 (b) the response of the Federal Government and its agencies;

 (c) the operation of the `National Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plan';

 (d) the apparent delay in activating the plan;


 (e) the apparent delay in other remedial action; and

 (f) possible recommendations for a change in procedures to more closely involve and fund local authorities in remedial action.

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