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ENVIRONMENT—MIGRATORY BIRDS

Senator Madigan, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 949—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) Australia has been a signatory to the Japan-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement since 1974,

  (ii) Australia has been a signatory to the China-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement since 1986,

  (iii) Australia has been a signatory to the Republic of Korea-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement since 2006,

  (iv) each of these agreements obliges Australia to protect the flight paths and habitats of those migratory birds listed in the agreements, and


  (v) the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act) requires that `an action will require approval if the action has, or is likely to have, a significant impact on a listed migratory species'; and

 (b) calls on the Government to ensure it complies with its obligations to protect the flight paths and habitats of all migratory birds listed under these agreements and the Act, and to refer any project that has, or may have, a significant impact on a listed migratory species for assessment under the Act.

Question put and passed.

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