Thursday, 13 September 2012
That the Senate—
(i) the intention of the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Mr Burke) to transfer responsibility for protecting our nationally threatened species and wilderness places to state governments by March 2013, and
(ii) that the Victorian Premier (Mr Baillieu) is ready to sacrifice the endangered Leadbeater’s Possum for logging and development; and
(b) calls on the Government to retain responsibility for all major decisions on environmentally damaging projects that affect our nationally threatened species and wilderness places.