Interim report: The possible impacts and consequences for public health, trade and agriculture of the Government's decision to relax import restrictions on beef

Interim report: The possible impacts and consequences for public health, trade and agriculture of the Government's decision to relax import restrictions on beef

30 November 2009

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30 November 2009

Senator the Hon John Hogg
President of the Senate
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

Dear Mr President

Pursuant to Senate standing order 38(7), I present to you an interim report of the Senate Standing References Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport on the possible impacts and consequences for public health, trade and agriculture of the Government's decision to relax import restrictions on beef.

The Senate referred this matter to the Committee on 27 October 2009, for report on 30 November 2009. The committee advertised the inquiry and to date has received six submissions.

The Committee considers it is necessary to conduct public hearings before completing the reference, and is holding a public hearing tomorrow with industry representatives in attendance. A further public hearing has been scheduled for 5 February 2010.

To ensure that the issues raised during the inquiry are thoroughly considered and appropriately addressed, the committee intends to present its final report to the Senate on 25 February 2010.

Yours sincerely

 

Senator Fiona Nash
Chair

For further information, contact:

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

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

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