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Tuesday, 3 May 1994
Page: 36


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

  That the Senate—

    (a)notes concerns expressed by the Tasmanian Minister for National Parks and Wildlife (Mr Cleary) about reports that the Federal Government is intending to reduce its funding of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in the 1994-95 Budget; and

    (b)calls on the Federal Government:

      (i)to maintain its previous agreement with Tasmania for ongoing funding at a level of at least $3.5 million per year for a further 5 years as its international obligation to world heritage, and

      (ii)in conjunction with the Tasmanian Government, develop a specific program of projects with costings to be undertaken in each of the next 5 years.