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WORLD HERITAGE PROPERTIES CONSERVATION BILL 1983

Order of the Day read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of the Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans)-That this Bill be now read a second time -And on the amendment moved thereto by Senator Martin, viz: At end of motion, add '', but the Senate- (a) while recognising the need for adequate protection of areas placed on the World Heritage List, urges the Government to amend the Bill to take account of the need for individual listings to be the subject of a joint request by both the Parliament of the State which has made the application and of the Commonwealth; and

(b) is concerned that the Government has failed to develop adequate procedures for the provision of fair and reasonable compensation to States, corporations or individuals whose property may be the subject of proclamation under the Act''.

Debate resumed.

Senator Bolkus addressing the Chair

And it being 12 noon, pursuant to Sessional Order, Questions without Notice were called on.