Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Economics References Committee; Reference
I, and also on behalf of senators Macdonald and Lindgren, move:
That the following matter be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 31 March 2016:
The development of the bauxite resources near Aurukun in Cape York, with particular reference to:
(a) the economic development of the bauxite resources near Aurukun in Cape York;
(b) any issues relating to native title rights and interests on the land on which these resources are located;
(c) the process for the finalisation of an exclusive Mineral Development Licence Application on this land;
(d) any opportunities for traditional owners to receive ongoing benefit from the resources located on this land; and
(e) any other related matter.
Question agreed to.