Senate debates

Thursday, 14 November 2019


Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee; Reference

12:04 pm

Photo of Anne UrquhartAnne Urquhart (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

At the request of Senator Sterle, I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 18 June 2020:

The Federal Government's response to the drought, and the adequacy and appropriateness of policies and measures to support farmers, regional communities and the Australian economy, with particular reference to:

(a) loans and financial support;

(b) water availability, infrastructure, agreement and supply measures;

(c) various market impacts of the measures;

(d) interaction with existing legislative and regulatory instruments across jurisdictions;

(e) the response to the Drought Coordinator's report;

(f) preparedness for the current drought and the capacity of the Australian Government to prepare for future drought; and

(g) any other related matters.

Question agreed to.