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Title

  • Motions Environment: Koala Habitat
  • Motions - Environment - Protect Koala Habitat

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Sarah Hanson-Young</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2020-11-30.113.2) introduced by SA Senator [Sarah Hanson-Young](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/sa/sarah_hanson-young) (Greens), which means it failed.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • >
  • > *(a) notes that the biggest threat to endangered koala populations is habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation; and*
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  • > *(b) calls on the Government to implement a moratorium on the clearing and destruction of koala habitat.*
  • <p class="italic">(a) notes that the biggest threat to endangered koala populations is habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) calls on the Government to implement a moratorium on the clearing and destruction of koala habitat.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Jonathon Duniam</p>
  • <p>I seek leave to make a short statement.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • <p>Leave is granted for one minute.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Jonathon Duniam</p>
  • <p>Since 2014, the coalition government has invested over $26 million on projects supporting outcomes for koalas, ranging from tree planting, propagation of food trees and reconnecting koala corridors. The Morrison government recently announced a further $18 million investment to support this iconic species, and $14 million of this package will be directed to habitat restoration in priority areas, with the remaining funds supporting a national Koala census, health research and wildlife care. All EPBC assessments take into account the impacts of habitat loss on relevant listed threatened species and communities. Published reports on the impacts of the 2019-20 bushfires, including for koalas, are also taken into consideration in the context of each individual assessment.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • <p>The question is that general business notice of motion No. 865 standing in the name of Senator Hanson-Young be agreed to.</p>