House debates

Monday, 22 February 2010

Private Members’ Business

World Wetlands Day 2010

Debate resumed, on motion by Ms Saffin:

That the House:

notes the:
theme for World Wetlands Day 2010 is Wetlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change;
threat to wetlands from climate change and human activity and the role of wetlands in climate change mitigation and adaptation; and
valuable work of WetlandCare Australia and other non-government organisations in supporting communities to protect and repair wetlands;
acknowledges that wetlands and healthy rivers are a priority under the Government’s Caring for Our Country program and the 10 year Water for the Future plan; and
requests the Government to consider, on a case by case basis, initiatives such as those adopted by the Lismore City Council and Richmond Council in Page, to develop wastewater treatment facilities that process sewerage and wastewater and create healthy wetlands.


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