Terms of Reference

On 12 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 21 November 2012:

The proposed importation of potatoes from New Zealand, including:  

(a)   the validity and supporting scientific evidence underpinning the Pest Risk Analysis included in the New Zealand Potatoes Import Risk Analysis 2009;

(b)   the extent of scientific knowledge and understanding of the Tomato/Potato Psyllid and other pests identified in the Draft Review of Import Conditions; and

(c)   any related matters.

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