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Monday, 27 June 1994
Page: 2012


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

  That the Senate—

  (a)congratulates the West Australian newspaper of 27 June 1994 for the articles on the front page and on pages 6 and 7 that alert the community to the escalating destruction of natural forests in south-west Australia;

  (b)notes:

    (i)that the articles point to the inability of the Minister for Resources (Mr Beddall) to monitor and enforce the meagre environmental conditions placed on woodchip export licences, and

    (ii)with alarm, reports that the cutting down of trees has dramatically increased in recent weeks prior to the commencement of a peaceful blockade of logging operations; and

  (c)calls on the Government immediately to bring a halt to logging in areas where there is any doubt about the number of threatened species in the forest and other areas of high conservation value.