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ENVIRONMENT—TASMANIA—LOGGING

Senator Colbeck, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 769—That the Senate—

 (a) recognises:

  (i) that areas of Tasmanian forest that have been logged have the potential to recover quickly, and

  (ii) the rich biodiversity that can exist in areas of Tasmanian forest that have been logged, including waratahs, massive flowering displays, masses of birdlife, devils, quolls and wombats; and

 (b) acknowledges that native forest industry based activities and vibrant, biodiverse forests are not mutually exclusive.

Question put and passed. All Australian Greens senators, by leave, recorded their votes for the noes.

Statement by leave: Senator Colbeck, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.