Senate debates

Monday, 26 March 2007

Murray-Darling Basin

3:48 pm

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

I move:

That the Senate:
(a)
notes:
(i)
the listing of the Murray-Darling Basin in the WWF study ‘World’s top 10 rivers at risk’,
(ii)
that threats such as invasive species, over-allocation and climate change are the reasons the river system has been listed as ‘at risk’, and
(iii)
the report’s recommendations that returning significantly greater environmental flows to the river will have major benefits in reducing the prevalence of some invasive species and improving river health; and
(b)
calls on the Government to begin purchasing water licences without further delay in order to return environmental flows to the Murray-Darling river system.

Question put.

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