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Estimates: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee: Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio: Australian Trade and Investment Commission

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Efic

Senator RHIANNON: In explaining how Efic works and what it can do, you used the phrase, 'It's when banks don't have the appetite.' You also said something about it not appealing to the banks. You've described it that way, but is another way of describing it when banks judge that it's so risky that their profits might be at risk so that's why they don't do it?

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Estimates: Economics Legislation Committee: Jobs and Innovation Portfolio: ANSTO and Office of Innovation & Science Australia

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Brewarrina radioactive waste facility

CHAIR: ... Senator Rhiannon.

Senator RHIANNON: I want to ask some questions about the involvement of the Brewarrina Shire Council with regard to a possible national radioactive waste facility being located in that council area. Was Brewarrina council approached by ANSTO, or a representative on behalf of ANSTO, to initiate the nomination process for a national radioactive waste facility?

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Estimates: Environment and Communications Legislation Committee: Environment and Energy Portfolio: Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Monday, 26 February 2018

Kangaroos

CHAIR: Senator Rhiannon.

Senator RHIANNON: I go to kangaroos. How many kangaroos have been shot in Victoria under the so called Kangaroo Pet Food Trial?

Mr Knudson: Unfortunately, I think that would have been for our colleagues earlier today.

Senator RHIANNON: I'll keep going. We haven't got numbers?

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Estimates: Environment and Communications Legislation Committee: Environment and Energy Portfolio: Clean Energy Regulator

Monday, 26 February 2018

PFOS Williamtown

Senator RHIANNON: I have questions about the PFAS and PFOA contamination arising from the use of firefighting contaminants. First off, I'd just like to understand the interactions between the environment department and the New South Wales environment department on this issue.

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