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Montara oil spill inquiry

Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia) (10.16am)-I move:
That the Senate-
(a) notes the intention of the Government to hold an inquiry into the Montara oil spill; and
(b) calls on the Government to ensure that the terms of reference for the inquiry include:
(i) the resource management implications of the oil spill,
(ii) the environmental impact and potential impact of the oil spill,
(iii) an assessment of the management and effectiveness of responses to the oil spill, including coordination across the Commonwealth Government and across jurisdictions,
(iv) the provision and accessibility of relevant information to affected stakeholders and the public, and
(v) other related matters.

Senator O'BRIEN (Tasmania) (10.16 am)

The government will not be supporting this motion but we recognise that, with the opposition supporting it, it will have a majority and we will not call a division.
Question agreed to.

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