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Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Page: 1495


Senator SIEWERT (Western AustraliaAustralian Greens Whip) (16:11): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) acknowledges that the Great White Shark is listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act) as a threatened (vulnerable) and migratory species; and

(b) calls on the Government to:

(i) maintain protection for the Great White Shark under the EPBC Act,

(ii) oppose any proposals to cull Great White Sharks by the Western Australian Government, and

(iii) support further research including radio tagging to better understand the shark population, including any changes in their behaviour as a result of ocean warming, which will allow governments to better inform and protect ocean users.

Question agreed to.