Terms of Reference

On 19 September 2012, the Senate agreed that the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 29 November 2012:

The effect on Australian ginger growers of importing fresh ginger from Fiji, including:

(a) the scientific basis on which the provisional final import risk analysis report regarding the importation of fresh ginger has been developed;

(b) the adequacy of the pest risk assessments contained in the provisional final import risk analysis report for fresh ginger from Fiji;

(c) the risk and consequences of the importation resulting possibly in the introduction of pest species or diseases and soil-borne diseases;

(d) the adequacy of the quarantine conditions recommended by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; and

(e) any other related matter.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811
rrat.sen@aph.gov.au

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Past Public Hearings

23 Oct 2012: Canberra, ACT

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Inquiry Status

Report Tabled

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