Senate debates

Monday, 13 February 2017


Roe Highway; Order for the Production of Documents

4:08 pm

Photo of Scott LudlamScott Ludlam (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 202 standing in my name for today concerning an order for the production of documents relating to the Roe Highway extension, before asking for it to be taken as formal.

Leave granted.

I move the motion as amended:

That the Senate—

(a) notes Condition 4 of the federal approval decision for the Roe Highway Extension, which specifies that all potential nesting trees are to be investigated to detect the presence of black cockatoos using hollows within 7 days prior to clearing, and that the investigation must be undertaken by a suitably qualified and experienced person; and

(b) orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Energy, by 5 pm on 13 February 2017, the following information:

  (i) the date the investigation of nesting trees was completed,

  (ii) how the investigation was undertaken,

  (iii) the qualifications of the person/s who undertook the investigation, and

  (iv) a copy of the investigation, including all results.

Question agreed to.