Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee; Reference
I seek leave to amend business of the Senate notice of motion No. 6.
I move the motion as amended:
That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 14 February 2018:
Australia's trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa, with particular reference to:
(a) existing trade and investment relationships;
(b) emerging and possible future trends;
(c) barriers and impediments to trade and investment;
(d) opportunities to expand trade and investment;
(e) the role of government in identifying opportunities and assisting Australian companies to access existing and new markets;
(f) the role of Australian based companies in sustainable development outcomes, and lessons that can be applied to other developing nations;
(g) the role of Australian based companies in promoting the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals; and
(h) any related matters.
Question agreed to.