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Monday, 29 August 1994
Page: 486

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

  That the Senate—

  (a)commends the heroic actions of 72-year old Western Australian, Ms Elaine Michael, who has started a hunger strike outside Parliament House, Canberra, because she can no longer stand by and watch the country's unique natural heritage being destroyed;

  (b)condemns the inaction of Federal and State governments in not implementing measures to protect this country's unique natural forest heritage;

  (c)notes that it is disgraceful that members of the community are forced by Government inaction to risk their health and well-being to highlight the plight of Australia's forests; and

  (d)calls on the Federal Government to immediately bring a halt to the logging of old-growth forests and other forest areas of high conservation value.