Senate debates

Tuesday, 7 November 2006

Environment Funding

3:46 pm

Photo of John WatsonJohn Watson (Tasmania, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—
notes that:
the Howard Government has placed a high priority on caring for the Australian environment and has shown this by providing funding based on good science that has helped to protect more than 8 million hectares of wetlands, treat 400,000 hectares of land for salinity and erosion, and helps some 800,000 volunteers get involved in on-ground work, and
the recently announced $13.4 million New South Wales Wetland Recovery Plan will include projects designed to improve knowledge of wetland and environmental water management, improve water flows, and address noxious weeds in the Macquarie Marshes and Gwydir Wetlands regions; and
congratulates the Howard Government on its initiatives in this area.


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