PFAS contamination response explored by committee

Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

PFAS contamination response explored by committee

The federal government’s response to a per- and polyfluorolkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in Katherine will be discussed at a parliamentary committee.

The PFAS sub-committee of the parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade is examining the management of (PFAS) contamination in and around Defence bases. The subcommittee will meet with residents and representatives from interested organisations at a public hearing on Thursday, 19 July in Katherine.

The Chair of the subcommittee, Andrew Laming, said the subcommittee welcomed the opportunity to discuss how the Commonwealth is managing and coordinating responses from Commonwealth, state and territory and local governments to ensure the best outcomes for those communities affected by PFAS contamination.

Public hearing details: 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; Thursday, 19 July; Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre.

The program is available from the committee’s website: Inquiry into the management of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in and around Defence bases — Parliament of Australia.

This hearing will be streamed live at

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