Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Minister for the Environment; Order for the Production of Documents
I, and also on behalf of Senator Hanson-Young, move:
That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, by 9 am on Thursday, 12 August 2021, all documents relating to the Environment Minister's travel to Europe in July 2021 for the purpose of meeting with UNESCO World Heritage Committee members to discuss the 'In Danger' listing of the Great Barrier Reef, including the following details:
(a) who the Minister met with, when, where, and any records from these meetings;
(b) the full itinerary as planned and any changes made to the itinerary during the travel; and
(c) all costs associated with the travel including for any ministerial or department staff who accompanied the Minister.
We strongly support ensuring ministers are accountable, but this is intrusive. We will not be supporting it. China chairs UNESCO. China is attempting to bully us, threaten us and get even. China is acting as a globalist agency on behalf of a globalist agency. The Greens are doing China's dirty work. The Greens are working for our enemies. We will not be supporting this.