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19    Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Reference —Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa

The Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Senator Gallacher) amended business of the Senate notice of motion no. 6 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 14 February 2018:

Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa, with particular reference to:

               (a)       existing trade and investment relationships;

               (b)       emerging and possible future trends;

                (c)       barriers and impediments to trade and investment;

               (d)       opportunities to expand trade and investment;

                (e)       the role of government in identifying opportunities and assisting Australian companies to access existing and new markets

                (f)       the role of Australian based companies in sustainable development outcomes, and lessons that can be applied to other developing nations;

                (g)       the role of Australian based companies in promoting the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals; and

               (h)       any related matters.

Question put and passed.