Inquiry into the management of PFAS contamination in and around Defence bases

November 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN: 978-1-74366-910-5

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  PFAS Sub Committee

Terms of Reference


List of Recommendations

1. Introduction

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Report structure
  Context of the inquiry

2. Contamination and remediation

  Extent of contamination
  Committee comment

3. Health advice and testing

  Concerns about the health effects of PFAS
  Health advice to affected communities
  Blood testing and epidemiological study
  Committee comment

4. Financial impacts

  Financial impacts reported by communities
  Related impacts on the community
  Claims for compensation
  State, territory and local government submissions
  Consideration by the Government
  Committee comment

5. Communication and coordination

  Australian Government response to date
  Coordination between government agencies
  Communication with local communities, businesses and other stakeholders
  Committee comment

6. Standards and legislation

  Environmental and human health standards
  Measures to regulate and phase out PFAS
  Environmental regulation of Commonwealth land
  Committee comment

A. Submissions and Exhibits

B. Public hearings

C. Correspondence from the Prime Minister received 24 May 2018

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2313