House debates

Thursday, 13 September 2012


Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Declared Fishing Activities) Bill 2012; Consideration in Detail

4:57 pm

Photo of Greg HuntGreg Hunt (Flinders, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage) Share this | Hansard source

Despite these overdue amendments, this bill is still fatally flawed for the very simple reason that any small family fishing operation can still be terminated by arbitrary powers if it begins after 11 September. So any small family fishing operation is still subject to arbitrary closure. This has been chaos from start to finish and the minister should hand in his notice.

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