Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2018


Great Barrier Reef Foundation; Order for the Production of Documents

3:35 pm

Photo of Anne UrquhartAnne Urquhart (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

At the request of Senator Keneally, I move:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Energy (Senator Birmingham), by no later than 10 am on 10 September 2018, documents held by the Department of the Environment and Energy that demonstrate that, before the grant of $444 million to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (the Foundation) was approved:

(a) due diligence was carried out on the Foundation; and

(b) evidence was provided of the capacity of the Foundation to manage a grant of this size and to reduce its administration costs by approximately 50%.

Question agreed to.


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