Senate debates

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Tasmania: Proposed Pulp Mill

3:54 pm

Photo of Christine MilneChristine Milne (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

that Gunns Limited, proponents of Tasmania’s proposed Bell Bay pulp mill, abandoned the independent Resource Planning and Development Commission environment assessment process, accredited by both the Tasmanian and Commonwealth Governments on 14 March 2007, and
the Tasmanian Government’s fast-track process, approved by Gunns, will not include the public and will not assess impacts on threatened species;
considers that commitment to due process is vitally important; and
calls on the Government to establish a public inquiry into the pulp mill under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, specifically including its impacts on listed threatened species, such as the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle.

Question put.