Senate debates

Thursday, 28 June 2012


Queensland Government; Order for the Production of Documents

2:33 am

Photo of Larissa WatersLarissa Waters (Queensland, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, no later than 14 August 2012, any documents, including correspondence, created since 1 January 2009 in the possession or control of the Minister, his office, or the department, regarding:

  (a)   the adequacy of relevant Queensland Government departments' administration of their responsibilities under the current or former assessment bilateral agreement established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act); or

  (b)   the capacity and likelihood of relevant Queensland Government departments to effectively administer the EPBC Act if an approvals bilateral agreement were to be entered into under the EPBC Act.

Question negatived.