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Thursday, 23 June 1994
Page: 1970

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

  That the Senate—


    (i)with deep concern, the findings of a new study by the Federal Government's own environment researchers that, with only a one degree increase in global warming, seven of Australia's most endangered species stand to be marooned in areas where they can no longer survive,

    (ii)that the report by the Environmental Resources Information Network found that another 67 vulnerable species of marsupials, birds and reptiles would probably suffer a reduction in distribution, and

    (iii)that a one degree increase is at the lowest end of predictions of climate change and the worst impact is likely to be among species in southern Australia; and

  (b)calls on the Government to increase its effort to work with the rest of the industrialised world to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.