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ENVIRONMENT—TASMANIA—TARKINE WILDERNESS—NATIONAL HERITAGE LIST

Senator Milne, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 278—That the Senate—

 (a) reaffirms the World Heritage significance of the Tarkine wilderness in the northwest of Tasmania;

 (b) notes:

  (i) the resolution passed unanimously by the Senate on 13 September 2007, that noted that the Government had `asked the Australian Heritage Council also to examine, identify and advise the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (Mr Turnbull) of any World Heritage values contained in the areas proposed', and


  (ii) that this request was never communicated to the Australian Heritage Council or carried out; and

 (c) calls on the Government to:

  (i) direct the Australian Heritage Council as a matter of urgency to advise the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Mr Burke) of any World Heritage values contained in the Tarkine area boundary already examined by the Council,

  (ii) immediately include the Tarkine on the National Heritage List through the Minister's emergency listing powers, and

  (iii) publicly release the Australian Heritage Council's 2010 report into the National Heritage values of the Tarkine.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 6

Senators—

Brown, Bob

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Milne

Siewert (Teller)

Xenophon

NOES, 33

Senators—

Bilyk

Birmingham

Bishop

Boswell

Boyce

Brown, Carol

Bushby

Cameron

Colbeck

Crossin

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Fielding

Fifield

Forshaw

Hutchins

Kroger

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen

McLucas

Moore

Nash

O'Brien

Parry (Teller)

Pratt

Sherry

Stephens

Trood

Williams

Wortley

Question negatived.