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Motion: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Joint Committee

I, and also on behalf of Senator Kitching, Senator McCarthy, Senator Sheldon and Senator Patrick, move:

(1) That the Senate notes that:

(a) the report of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade into the management of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in and around Defence bases (PFAS report), was tabled on 3 December 2018, making nine recommendations; and

(b) the President's report to the Senate on the status of government responses to parliamentary committee reports as at 30 June 2019, indicates that a government response to the PFAS report has not been tabled.

(2) That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Defence, by 12 pm on 10 September 2019, the government's response to the recommendations contained in the PFAS report.

Question agreed to.


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