Mr Snowdon notes the tabling in Parliament today of the Report by the joint standing committee on Foreign Affairs,
Defence and Trade into the management of PFAS contamination in and around Defence bases.
The Report contains evidence given by members of the Katherine Community who have been affected by PFAS chemicals
and attended the public hearings in Katherine to give evidence.
“Those of us who have had the great fortune of working with these people and talking with them can identify and empathise
with their concerns”, Mr Snowdon said, “but ultimately we—that is, the parliament and the government—have to come up with
some solutions to their issues.”
The Committee’s report is comprehensive and makes a number of recommendations, “I look forward to the Government’s response
to the Report”, Mr Snowdon said.