Senate debates

Wednesday, 12 September 2012


Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee; Reference

3:44 pm

Photo of Helen KrogerHelen Kroger (Victoria, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I, and also on behalf of Senators Colbeck, Xenophon, Nash, McKenzie and Madigan, move:

That the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 21 November 2012:

The proposed importation of potatoes from New Zealand, including:

  (a)   the validity and supporting scientific evidence underpinning the Pest Risk Analysis included in the New Zealand Potatoes Import Risk Analysis 2009;

  (b)   the extent of scientific knowledge and understanding of the Tomato/Potato Psyllid and other pests identified in the Draft Review of Import Conditions; and

  (c)   any related matters.

Question agreed to.