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20    Mining— Adani Carmichael mine—Order for production of documents

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 558—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes Senator Brandis’ comments to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee on 26 October 2017, in relation to the Adani Group’s Carmichael mine, that ‘the Australian Government has written to the Government of China to confirm that the project has received all necessary Queensland State Government and Australian Government environmental and mining approvals’; and

               (b)       orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, by no later than 12.45 pm on 15 November 2017, any correspondence from the Australian Government to foreign governments or their agencies in relation to the Adani coal mine or its infrastructure, including the letter from the then-Deputy Prime Minister (Mr Joyce) and the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment (Mr Ciobo) to the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission.

Question put and passed.