Thursday, 14 November 2019
Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee; Reference
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.