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ENVIRONMENT—SOUTH AUSTRALIA—LAKE EYRE

Senator Hanson-Young, also on behalf of Senator Waters, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1150—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that South Australia's iconic Lake Eyre is dependent on water flows from the Cooper, Diamantina and Georgina rivers, which are under threat by the Queensland Government's proposal to repeal legislation that currently protects them;

 (b) opposes the repealing of the Wild Rivers legislation by the Queensland Government; and

 (c) urges the South Australian Premier, Mr Weatherill, to act promptly to work with the Federal Government to protect the Lake Eyre Basin from the proposal of the Premier of Queensland, Mr Newman.

Question put and passed.

Statements by leave: The Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce) and Senator Hanson-Young, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.