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senate vote 2007-02-08#6

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:19:44

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  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2007-02-08.36.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate Kerry Nettle]. This means that the motion was rejected.
  • The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes that:''
  • ''(i) the internationally significant [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsar_site Ramsar]-listed wetlands, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_Marshes Macquarie Marshes] in New South Wales are dying because of a lack of water,''
  • ''(ii) water for cotton irrigation upstream on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_River Macquarie River] has been over-allocated and has starved the Macquarie Marshes of water, specifically the periodic flooding necessary for the marsh flora and fauna to survive, and''
  • ''(iii) if there is not a substantial flood in the Macquarie Marshes in the near future, a substantial area of the marsh will be permanently damaged; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to:''
  • ''(i) prioritise, for immediate buy-back, the over-allocation of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_security_in_Australia water licences] on the Macquarie River, and''
  • ''(ii) ensure that a substantial and immediate environmental flow to save the marshes is allocated as soon as the drought breaks and water is available.''
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2007-02-08.36.2) introduced by Greens Senator [Kerry Nettle](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate). This means that the motion was rejected.
  • The motion was:
  • _That the Senate-_
  • _(a) notes that:_
  • _(i) the internationally significant [Ramsar](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsar_site)-listed wetlands, the [Macquarie Marshes](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_Marshes) in New South Wales are dying because of a lack of water,_
  • _(ii) water for cotton irrigation upstream on the [Macquarie River](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_River) has been over-allocated and has starved the Macquarie Marshes of water, specifically the periodic flooding necessary for the marsh flora and fauna to survive, and_
  • _(iii) if there is not a substantial flood in the Macquarie Marshes in the near future, a substantial area of the marsh will be permanently damaged; and_
  • _(b) calls on the Government to:_
  • _(i) prioritise, for immediate buy-back, the over-allocation of [water licences](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_security_in_Australia) on the Macquarie River, and_
  • _(ii) ensure that a substantial and immediate environmental flow to save the marshes is allocated as soon as the drought breaks and water is available._
senate vote 2007-02-08#6

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-21 12:25:15

Title

  • Water - Ramsar wetlands - Macquarie River
  • Motions - Water - Macquarie River

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2007-02-08.36.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate Kerry Nettle]. This means that the motion was rejected.
  • The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes that:''
  • ''(i) the internationally significant [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsar_site Ramsar]-listed wetlands, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_Marshes Macquarie Marshes] in New South Wales are dying because of a lack of water,''
  • ''(ii) water for cotton irrigation upstream on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_River Macquarie River] has been over-allocated and has starved the Macquarie Marshes of water, specifically the periodic flooding necessary for the marsh flora and fauna to survive, and''
  • ''(iii) if there is not a substantial flood in the Macquarie Marshes in the near future, a substantial area of the marsh will be permanently damaged; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to:''
  • ''(i) prioritise, for immediate buy-back, the over-allocation of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_security_in_Australia water licences] on the Macquarie River, and''
  • ''(ii) ensure that a substantial and immediate environmental flow to save the marshes is allocated as soon as the drought breaks and water is available.''
senate vote 2007-02-08#6

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-21 12:01:38

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2007-02-08.36.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate Kerry Nettle]. This means that the motion was rejected.
  • The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes that:''
  • ''(i) the internationally significant [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsar_site Ramsar]-listed wetlands, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_Marshes Macquarie Marshes] in New South Wales are dying because of a lack of water,''
  • ''(ii) water for cotton irrigation upstream on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_River Macquarie River] has been over-allocated and has starved the Macquarie Marshes of water, specifically the periodic flooding necessary for the marsh flora and fauna to survive, and''
  • ''(iii) if there is not a substantial flood in the Macquarie Marshes in the near future, a substantial area of the marsh will be permanently damaged; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to:''
  • ''(i) prioritise, for immediate buy-back, the over-allocation of water licences on the Macquarie River, and''
  • ''(i) prioritise, for immediate buy-back, the over-allocation of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_security_in_Australia water licences] on the Macquarie River, and''
  • ''(ii) ensure that a substantial and immediate environmental flow to save the marshes is allocated as soon as the drought breaks and water is available.''
senate vote 2007-02-08#6

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-21 12:00:30

Title

  • Water
  • Water - Ramsar wetlands - Macquarie River

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Kerry Nettle</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <dl><dt></dt><dd>That the Senate&#8212;<dl><dt>(a)</dt><dd>notes that:<dl><dt>(i)</dt><dd>the internationally significant Ramsar-listed wetlands, the Macquarie Marshes in New South Wales are dying because of a lack of water,</dd><dt>(ii)</dt><dd>water for cotton irrigation upstream on the Macquarie River has been over-allocated and has starved the Macquarie Marshes of water, specifically the periodic flooding necessary for the marsh flora and fauna to survive, and</dd><dt>(iii)</dt><dd>if there is not a substantial flood in the Macquarie Marshes in the near future, a substantial area of the marsh will be permanently damaged; and</dd></dl></dd><dt>(b)</dt><dd>calls on the Government to:<dl><dt>(i)</dt><dd>prioritise, for immediate buy-back, the over-allocation of water licences on the Macquarie River, and</dd><dt>(ii)</dt><dd>ensure that a substantial and immediate environmental flow to save the marshes is allocated as soon as the drought breaks and water is available.</dd></dl></dd></dl></dd></dl><p>Question put.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2007-02-08.36.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kerry_Nettle&mpc=Senate&house=senate Kerry Nettle]. This means that the motion was rejected.
  • The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes that:''
  • ''(i) the internationally significant [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsar_site Ramsar]-listed wetlands, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_Marshes Macquarie Marshes] in New South Wales are dying because of a lack of water,''
  • ''(ii) water for cotton irrigation upstream on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_River Macquarie River] has been over-allocated and has starved the Macquarie Marshes of water, specifically the periodic flooding necessary for the marsh flora and fauna to survive, and''
  • ''(iii) if there is not a substantial flood in the Macquarie Marshes in the near future, a substantial area of the marsh will be permanently damaged; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to:''
  • ''(i) prioritise, for immediate buy-back, the over-allocation of water licences on the Macquarie River, and''
  • ''(ii) ensure that a substantial and immediate environmental flow to save the marshes is allocated as soon as the drought breaks and water is available.''