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Tuesday, 3 May 1994
Page: 37


Senator CHAMARETTE —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

    (a)applauds the launching of the Pedder 2000 campaign, a campaign to restore the original Lake Pedder, by Professor David Bellamy and Dr Bob Brown in April 1994, and

    (b)notes that:

      (i)there is strong support in Tasmania, Australia and throughout the world for the draining of the 20 metre deep man-made water storage compound which covers the original Lake Pedder in Tasmania's otherwise pristine south-west wilderness, and

      (ii)preliminary scientific studies have indicated that the unique landforms such as dunes and waves in the sand beach of the lake remain undamaged after 22 years under water; and

    (c)calls on the Federal Government to give tangible assistance to the campaign by conducting a full feasibility study into the best ways to drain and rehabilitate the area.