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Thursday, 13 September 2012
Page: 10514

Second Reading

Debate resumed on the motion:

That this bill be now read a second time.

to which the following amendment was moved:

That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House calls on the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities to explain:

   (1) the reasons for his decision to reverse the policy that he introduced as Fisheries Minister in October 2009 which stated: 'There are considerable economies of scale in the fishery and the most efficient way to fish may include large scale factory freezer vessels';

   (2) why he effectively invited the Margiris into Australia by promoting 'large scale factory freezer vessels'; and

   (3) what actions he will take to compensate the 50 Australian workers who are losing their jobs as a consequence of this legislation."