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Tuesday, 31 May 1994
Page: 932


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

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes that:

    (i)the Tasmanian Forestry Commission has notified residents of Lapoinya that it is intending to spray the Lapoinya Pine Plantation with atrazine;

    (ii)residents of the area, aware of concerns of Lorinna residents earlier in the year relating to a similar episode, are fearful of the effects on the permanent springs in the area which provide the source for domestic water, and

    (iii)atrazine has been banned in Sweden due to concerns over possible water contamination; and

  (b)calls on the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (Senator Collins) to ensure that no water resources at Lapoinya will be affected.