Senate debates

Wednesday, 12 September 2012


Protection of Threatened Species and Wilderness Places

4:08 pm

Photo of Larissa WatersLarissa Waters (Queensland, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

  (a)   notes:

     (i)   the intention of the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Mr Burke) to transfer responsibility for protecting our nationally threatened species and wilderness places to state governments by March 2013, and

     (ii)   that the Western Australian Premier (Mr Barnett) is ready to sacrifice James Price Point for a gas hub; and

  (b)   calls on the Government to retain responsibility for all major decisions on environmentally damaging projects that affect our nationally threatened species and wilderness places.

Photo of Mark BishopMark Bishop (WA, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that Senator Waters's motion be agreed to.