Senate debates

Tuesday, 4 March 2014


Abbot Point

4:04 pm

Photo of Ian MacdonaldIan Macdonald (Queensland, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

The coalition of course opposes this motion because it is inaccurate and based on a report done by a junior officer that was never even submitted to the decision-maker here. This motion gives very much the wrong impression of what the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority decided. The minister has accepted the advice of the authority formerly given. This freedom of information expose by the Greens and their friends in Greenpeace and the Wilderness Society is simply a document that never saw the light of day, yet the Greens, as always, are trying to make out that it actually meant something. We oppose the motion, but we will not divide because we can count the numbers and the Greens and the Labor Party will always beat us.

Question agreed to.


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