Senate debates

Tuesday, 4 March 2014


Mako Sharks

4:01 pm

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

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the shark cull and the deployment of drum lines continues in Western Australia,

(ii) at least two mako sharks have died after they were caught on the drum lines,

(iii) the mako shark is listed as a migratory species under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), and

(iv) the Minister for the Environment (Mr Hunt):

  (A) has exempted the drum lines from the EPBC Act, and

  (B) says that 'any breach of conditions will result in the exemption being terminated'; and

(b) calls on the Government to terminate the exemption of the drum lines from the EPBC Act

Question agreed to.


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