Senate debates

Wednesday, 28 November 2012


Community Affairs References Committee; Reference

3:57 pm

Photo of Richard Di NataleRichard Di Natale (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I seek leave to amend business notice of motion No. 4 standing in my name for today, proposing a reference to the Community Affairs References Committee on air quality, before asking that it be taken as a formal motion.

Leave granted.

I move the motion as amended:

That, noting that work is currently underway towards the development of Australia's National Plan for Clean Air through the Council of Australian Governments, the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 16 May 2013:

The impacts on health of air quality in Australia, including:

(a) particulate matter, its sources and effects;

(b) those populations most at risk and the causes that put those populations at risk;

(c) the standards, monitoring and regulation of air quality at all levels of government; and

(d) any other related matters.

Question agreed to.