New Parliamentary inquiry launched into PFAS contamination around Defence bases

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New Parliamentary inquiry launched into PFAS contamination around Defence bases

A new Parliamentary inquiry will examine the Commonwealth Government’s management of per-and-polyfluroalkyl substance, or PFAS contamination, in and around Defence bases.

The inquiry will be conducted by the PFAS Sub-Committee, of Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, chaired by Andrew Laming.

Mr Laming says it will examine the progress of the government’s response to and management of PFAS contamination, and build on previous parliamentary inquiries into the issue.

He also says the Committee shares the concerns of affected communities about the impact of PFAS contamination, and realises it’s a complex issue, requiring responses from all levels of government.

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