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Wednesday, 4 May 1994
Page: 144


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

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes, with alarm, that logging occurs in the sub-tropical rainforests of central Queensland near Eungella National Park;

  (b)recognises that logging of sub-tropical rainforest leads to the spread of exotic weeds such as lantana which in turn causes the forest to become vulnerable to fire;

  (c)rejects the view that logging of sub-tropical rainforest is sustainable;

  (d)calls on the Federal Government to begin negotiations with the Queensland Government to bring about an immediate halt to the logging of the rainforests of central Queensland; and

  (e)urges the Government to include in its White Paper on employment a program to restore the rainforests to their original beauty and biological diversity.