House debates

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Questions without Notice

Environment: Malabar Headland

2:58 pm

Photo of Greg HuntGreg Hunt (Flinders, Liberal Party, Minister for the Environment) Share this | Hansard source

I want to thank the member for Barton, who, along with the member for Hughes, the member for Cook and the member for Banks, was one of the co-architects of the Georges River recovery plan. In fact, we have just finished two Green Army projects in the lower Georges River and the mid Georges River—already done and completed on his watch, in his time. He has also been a great advocate for the return of public lands to the people of New South Wales. In that respect, this is one of the achievements in the environment which we have managed in just the last few weeks, let alone in the last 18 months. Over the last few weeks we have banned the practice inherited from Labor of dredging on the Great Barrier Reef and dumping in the marine park. We have put in place the Reef 2050 long-term sustainability plan, which includes $100 million for improved water quality. We have banned the importation of lion products from canned hunting. We have taken real steps to achieve reductions in emissions. What is it that you want this time, mate?


Claire Bettington
Posted on 27 Mar 2015 11:23 am (Report this comment)

Er, he doesn't seem to be answering the question.