Senate debates

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Northern Australia

4:02 pm

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

I move:

That the Senate notes that:
(a)   a new scientific study, The Nature of Northern Australia, has found that northern Australia has the largest and least damaged tropical savannah in the world;
(b)   northern Australia is emerging as one of the last great natural areas on earth and that its ecosystems are globally significant;
(c)   good land management practices will be critical to the long-term survival of northern Australia’s pristine environments;
(d)   elsewhere in the tropics, and in the rest of Australia, the health and functioning of lands and waters have been impaired and that inappropriate development is a major threat to the northern Australian savannah; and
(e)   a new approach to development and conservation is needed to ensure that northern Australia remains one of the world’s great natural places.

Question put.


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