Senate debates

Wednesday, 24 July 2019


Future Drought Fund Bill 2019, Future Drought Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019; Second Reading

10:41 am

Photo of Peter Whish-WilsonPeter Whish-Wilson (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move the second reading amendment on sheet 8714 standing in my name:

At the end of the motion, add:

", but the Senate:

(a) notes that the Bureau of Meteorology has stated that:

  (i) the current drought in the Murray-Darling Basin is the most severe in 120 years of records; and

  (ii) climate change is a significant cause of the severity of the drought; and

(b) calls on the Government to recognise that we are in the middle of a climate crisis which has implications for droughts in this country."


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