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Monday, 6 June 1994
Page: 1312


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

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes that:

    (i)5 June 1994 was World Environment Day, and that world environment days in the future will become days of mourning for the loss of Australia's unique forest heritage if State and Federal governments continue to allow the destruction of our beautiful and ancient forests, particularly through logging and burning, and

    (ii)despite the Federal and State governments' agreement to a moratorium on logging in such areas in the National Forest Policy statement in 1992, none of these governments have demonstrated the political will to implement the clause;

  (b)commends the members of the WA community who are planning a peaceful direct action to alert the public to the loss of WA's forests and to increase pressure on State and Federal governments to stop the destruction of our forests for woodchips and charcoal; and

  (c)calls on:

    (i)the community to actively support the campaign against the destruction of our natural forests by writing letters to the Federal and State governments, and

    (ii)the State and Federal governments to integrate environmental protection into their decision-making and in so doing immediately bring a halt to any further cutting down of Australia's remaining natural forests.