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RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT REFERENCES COMMITTEE—PROPOSED REFERENCE

Senator Boswell amended business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 19 July 2012:

The effect of the implementation of the marine park protected areas and marine bioregional plans on recreational and commercial fishing trawling, and associated industries, including:

 (a) the scientific basis on which the marine bioregions have been developed, including the location of closures, and the development of a management policy for these parks;

 (b) the policy underpinning the restrictions on fishing trawlers in the green, multiple-use, general purpose and special purpose zones, and the subsequent impact on fishing licences;

 (c) the cost of buying out existing fishing licences, as a result of the Marine Bioregional Parks policy, and the development of a compensation framework for fishermen, allied seafood businesses (such as processors, wholesalers and retailers) and tourism operators who have been adversely affected by the Marine Bioregional Parks policy; and

 (d) any other related matter.

Question put.


The Senate divided—

AYES, 28

Senators—

Abetz

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Eggleston

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Heffernan

Humphries

Kroger (Teller)

Macdonald

Madigan

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Smith

NOES, 33

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown

Cameron

Carr, Kim

Collins

Crossin

Di Natale

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley

Pratt

Rhiannon

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Urquhart

Wong

Wright

Question negatived.