Senate debates

Wednesday, 16 August 2006

Burrup Peninsula Rock Art

3:56 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—
(a)
notes that:
(i)
at least 10 000 petroglyphs have been destroyed by industrial development on Western Australia’s Burrup Peninsula, arguably the world’s greatest rock art site,
(ii)
while alternative sites for industry exist, the rock art is unique and irreplaceable, and
(iii)
the area has been nominated to the National Heritage List and this nomination is currently undergoing assessment; and
(b)
calls on the Minister for the Environment and Heritage (Senator Ian Campbell) to use all Commonwealth powers available to ensure that no further loss of rock art occurs while the heritage nomination is being determined.

Question put.

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