On 12 December 2013, the Senate moved that the following matters be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 25 June 2014.
The implications of the restriction on the use of Fenthion on Australia’s horticultural industry, including:
- the roles and responsibilities of relevant departments and agencies of Commonwealth, state and territory governments in relation to the regulation of pesticides and veterinary chemicals;
- the short- and long-term impact of the decision on stakeholders;
- the effectiveness and sustainability of chemicals other than Fenthion to manage fruit fly;
- transition arrangements following the restriction on the use of Fenthion, including Area Wide Management; and
- any related matters.