Senate debates

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Questions without Notice

Papua New Guinea: Foreign Investment

2:26 pm

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What are the implications for the operation of the Torres Strait treaty, especially the treaty's provisions relating to fishing activities likely to arise from a large Chinese maritime facility particularly at Daru, including the potential operation of Chinese-controlled fishing vessels under the PNG flag in the Torres Strait? Given that the Chinese fishing fleets have a well-known tendency for the overexploitation of marine resources, how will Australia protect the marine ecosystems of the Torres Strait from their degradation?


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