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GREAT BARRIER REEF MARINE PARK AMENDMENT (PROHIBITION OF MINING OR DRILLING ACTIVITIES) BILL 1985

Senator Sanders, pursuant to leave granted on 26 November 1985, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 to prohibit the carrying out of operations ancillary to the recovery of minerals and drilling or mining generally in the Marine Park without parliamentary approval.

On the motion of Senator Sanders the Bill was read a first time.

Senator Sanders, by leave, moved-That this Bill be now read a second time.

On the motion of Senator Robertson the debate was adjourned.

Ordered-That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.