Senate debates

Thursday, 17 October 2019


Community Affairs References Committee; Reference

12:04 pm

Photo of Sarah HendersonSarah Henderson (Victoria, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Before moving business of the Senate notice of motion No. 4, I ask that the names of Senators Kitching and Siewert be added to the motion. I, and also on behalf of Senators Askew, Kitching and Siewert, move:

That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report:

Investigations into a possible cancer cluster on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, with particular reference to:

(a) the health concerns of local residents;

(b) the incidence of cancer cases in the area, and any possible environmental or other contributing factors;

(c) the evidence, approach and outcomes concerning the Victorian Chief Health Officer's investigation of cancer rates on the Bellarine Peninsula; and

(d) any other related matter.

Question agreed to.