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Thursday, 17 November 1983
Page: 2845


Mr CONNOLLY —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That this House-

(1) notes with concern the Government's inability or unwillingness to develop a comprehensive policy towards management of Australia's major World Heritage Areas and National Parks such as Kakadu, Uluru and South-West Tasmania, and

(2) condemns the Government for-

(a) using these parks as pawns in its efforts to meet the demands of left wing sectional interests;

(b) its unwillingness to consider the long term concerns of the Australian people and the ecological needs of the parks;

(c) its unilateral decision to scrap the management plan for Uluru, previously agreed with and implemented by the Northern Territory Government;

(d) its decision to expand tourism within Kakadu to levels inconsistent with the recommendations of the Fox Inquiry established by the Whitlam Government, and with no thought as to the human impact on the environment which could be more damaging than controlled mining, and

(e) its failure to meet the management standards required in the convention--


Mr ACTING SPEAKER —Order! The honourable member will bring the notice to a close .


Mr CONNOLLY —It has one more sentence. My notice concludes:

its failure to meet the management standards required in the World Heritage Convention required for areas placed on the World Heritage List, in particular South-West Tasmania.