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19    Health— Australian Capital Territory—Pill testing trial—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. 522—

(1)       That the Senate notes:

(a)       the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government’s approval of a trial of pill testing at the Spilt Milk music festival at Commonwealth Park, Canberra on 25 November 2017;

(b)       that the ACT Shadow Attorney-General (Mr Hanson) wrote to the Minister for Local Government and Territories and the Minister for Health (Senator Nash) about the Federal Government’s ‘anti-drug campaign’ highlighting that the Minister can give the National Capital Authority ‘general directions as to the performance of its functions; and

(c)       that the pill testing trial at Spilt Milk was subsequently postponed due to requirements for further documentation in untenable timeframes by the National Capital Authority.

(2)       That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Local Government and Territories, by no later than 6 pm on 19 October 2017:

(a)       any response from a minister to the correspondence from the ACT Shadow Attorney-General; and

(b)       any documents relating to the pill testing trial at the Spilt Milk festival in the ACT to the National Capital Authority from the Minister for Regional Development, the Attorney-General, the Minister for Health or any other government source in September or October 2017.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.