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28    Notice

Senator Urquhart gave a notice of motion as follows: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by the second sitting Wednesday in February 2019:

The impact of feral deer, pigs and goats in Australia, and national priorities to prevent the problems worsening for the natural environment, community and farmers, including:

               (a)       the current and potential occurrence of feral deer, pigs and goats across Australia;

               (b)       the likely and potential biosecurity risks and impacts of feral deer, pigs and goats on the environment, agriculture, community safety and other values;

                (c)       the effectiveness of current state and national laws, policies and practices in limiting spread and mitigating impacts of feral deer, pigs and goats;

               (d)       the efficacy and welfare implications of currently available control and containment tools and methods, and the potential for new control and containment tools and methods;

                (e)       priority research questions;

                (f)       the benefits of developing a national threat abatement plan for feral deer, pigs and goats; and

                (g)       any other related matters.