Senate debates

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Marine Environment

9:48 am

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

I move:

That the Senate—
(a)   notes the International Whaling Commission 2008 State of the Cetacean Environment report, which lists the impact of climate change and ocean pollution on the world’s whales, dolphins and porpoises;
(b)   notes, with concern, that the coastal areas along Australia’s seaboard, which are ‘dead zones’ due to deoxygenation, are expanding; and
(c)   calls on the Government to report to the Senate by 1 October 2008 on this growing threat and the Government’s comprehensive strategy to reverse it.

Question agreed to.