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senate vote 2013-06-17#3

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  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-06-17.154.1 motion] moved by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters], which was:
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Heritage_Committee World Heritage Committee]'s draft decision on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef Great Barrier Reef] states that to avoid the reef being added to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Heritage_in_Danger World Heritage in Danger list], Australia must turn around the 'limited progress' to date, and take 'urgent and decisive' action on its earlier recommendations to prevent new ports in pristine areas, and reject damaging port expansions,''
  • ''(ii) the World Heritage Committee specifically identifies That the Fitzroy Delta, including Port Alma and Balaclava Island, should not be developed,''
  • ''(iii) that Queensland's draft [http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/infrastructure-and-planning/queensland-ports-strategy.html Ports Strategy] considers Port Alma and Balaclava Island part of the Gladstone Port available for development, and''
  • ''(iv) that Glencore Xstrata has just withdrawn its plans to develop a major coal port on pristine Balaclava Island; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to:''
  • ''(i) implement the World Heritage Committee's recommendations regarding ports immediately so that Australia does not become the only developed country with a site on the World Heritage in Danger list, and''
  • ''(ii) immediately rule out any industrial development in the Fitzroy Delta and reflect this in our national environment laws.''
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-06-17.154.1) moved by Greens Senator [Larissa Waters](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate), which was:
  • _That the Senate-_
  • _(a) notes:_
  • _(i) the [World Heritage Committee](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Heritage_Committee)'s draft decision on the [Great Barrier Reef](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef) states that to avoid the reef being added to the [World Heritage in Danger list](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Heritage_in_Danger), Australia must turn around the 'limited progress' to date, and take 'urgent and decisive' action on its earlier recommendations to prevent new ports in pristine areas, and reject damaging port expansions,_
  • _(ii) the World Heritage Committee specifically identifies That the Fitzroy Delta, including Port Alma and Balaclava Island, should not be developed,_
  • _(iii) that Queensland's draft [Ports Strategy](http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/infrastructure-and-planning/queensland-ports-strategy.html) considers Port Alma and Balaclava Island part of the Gladstone Port available for development, and_
  • _(iv) that Glencore Xstrata has just withdrawn its plans to develop a major coal port on pristine Balaclava Island; and_
  • _(b) calls on the Government to:_
  • _(i) implement the World Heritage Committee's recommendations regarding ports immediately so that Australia does not become the only developed country with a site on the World Heritage in Danger list, and_
  • _(ii) immediately rule out any industrial development in the Fitzroy Delta and reflect this in our national environment laws._
senate vote 2013-06-17#3

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on 2014-03-07 10:20:17

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Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-06-17.154.1 motion] moved by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters], which was:
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Heritage_Committee World Heritage Committee]'s draft decision on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef Great Barrier Reef] states that to avoid the reef being added to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Heritage_in_Danger World Heritage in Danger list], Australia must turn around the 'limited progress' to date, and take 'urgent and decisive' action on its earlier recommendations to prevent new ports in pristine areas, and reject damaging port expansions,''
  • ''(ii) the World Heritage Committee specifically identifies That the Fitzroy Delta, including Port Alma and Balaclava Island, should not be developed,''
  • ''(iii) that Queensland's draft Ports Strategy considers Port Alma and Balaclava Island part of the Gladstone Port available for development, and''
  • ''(iii) that Queensland's draft [http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/infrastructure-and-planning/queensland-ports-strategy.html Ports Strategy] considers Port Alma and Balaclava Island part of the Gladstone Port available for development, and''
  • ''(iv) that Glencore Xstrata has just withdrawn its plans to develop a major coal port on pristine Balaclava Island; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to:''
  • ''(i) implement the World Heritage Committee's recommendations regarding ports immediately so that Australia does not become the only developed country with a site on the World Heritage in Danger list, and''
  • ''(ii) immediately rule out any industrial development in the Fitzroy Delta and reflect this in our national environment laws.''
senate vote 2013-06-17#3

Edited by MA

on 2014-03-07 10:18:07

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  • Motions Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area
  • Motions - Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area - Maintain heritage status

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Larissa Waters</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-06-17.154.1 motion] moved by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters], which was:
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Heritage_Committee World Heritage Committee]'s draft decision on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef Great Barrier Reef] states that to avoid the reef being added to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Heritage_in_Danger World Heritage in Danger list], Australia must turn around the 'limited progress' to date, and take 'urgent and decisive' action on its earlier recommendations to prevent new ports in pristine areas, and reject damaging port expansions,''
  • ''(ii) the World Heritage Committee specifically identifies That the Fitzroy Delta, including Port Alma and Balaclava Island, should not be developed,''
  • ''(iii) that Queensland's draft Ports Strategy considers Port Alma and Balaclava Island part of the Gladstone Port available for development, and''
  • ''(iv) that Glencore Xstrata has just withdrawn its plans to develop a major coal port on pristine Balaclava Island; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to:''
  • ''(i) implement the World Heritage Committee's recommendations regarding ports immediately so that Australia does not become the only developed country with a site on the World Heritage in Danger list, and''
  • ''(ii) immediately rule out any industrial development in the Fitzroy Delta and reflect this in our national environment laws.''
  • <p class="italic">(a) notes:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(i) the World Heritage Committee's draft decision on the Great Barrier Reef states that to avoid the reef being added to the World Heritage in Danger list, Australia must turn around the 'limited progress' to date, and take 'urgent and decisive' action on its earlier recommendations to prevent new ports in pristine areas, and reject damaging port expansions,</p>
  • <p class="italic">(ii) the World Heritage Committee specifically identifies That the Fitzroy Delta, including Port Alma and Balaclava Island, should not be developed,</p>
  • <p class="italic">(iii) that Queensland's draft Ports Strategy considers Port Alma and Balaclava Island part of the Gladstone Port available for development, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(iv) that Glencore Xstrata has just withdrawn its plans to develop a major coal port on pristine Balaclava Island; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) calls on the Government to:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(i) implement the World Heritage Committee's recommendations regarding ports immediately so that Australia does not become the only developed country with a site on the World Heritage in Danger list, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(ii) immediately rule out any industrial development in the Fitzroy Delta and reflect this in our national environment laws.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Stephen Parry</p>
  • <p>The question is that the motion be agreed to.</p>