Senate debates

Wednesday, 29 November 2006

Logging in Tasmania’S Weld River Valley

3:44 pm

Photo of Bob BrownBob Brown (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate calls for a halt to all logging destruction in Tasmania’s Weld River valley until and unless:
the Government completes a World Heritage evaluation of the forests;
the Tasmanian Government shows that there is no prudent or feasible option to that destruction;
an independent evaluation of the valley’s long-term economic value, including its tourism potential and carbon sink value, has been completed; and
the full loss of water, carbon, biodiversity and honey production value from the destruction proposed is known.

Question put.