Senator RHIANNON(New South Wales) (17:04): I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 454 standing in my name for today, relating to the contamination of Australia's Defence Force facilities, in the terms circulated in the chamber.
Senator RHIANNON: Minister, have you hired additional media or public relations staff or consultants who cover that area to manage the contamination at Williamtown and the contamination issue generally at other bases?
Senator Payne: In my personal office?
Senator RHIANNON: Within the department. The question was to manage the contamination issues at Williamtown.
Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:44): I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 144 standing in my name for today relating to contamination by firefighting foams, by omitting in subparagraph (a)(i) the words 'public health'.
Vice Admiral Griggs and Air Vice Marshall Smart are questioned on the use of live animals in the training of military personnell in early management of severe trauma courses.
Senator RHIANNON: I understand that the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, when they run early management of severe trauma courses, use live animals to teach emergency medical procedures to ADF personnel. Is that correct?
Lee questions the secretary of the Department of the Environment, Dr de Brouwer, and the chair of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Dr Reichelt, on the possibility of environmental damage arising from runoff of firefighting foam from the Townsville RAAF base.
CHAIR: Thank you for your patience, Senator Rhiannon.
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