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ENVIRONMENT—NATIONAL PARKS

Senator Waters, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1162—That the Senate calls on the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Mr Burke) to act on his promise of August 2011 to protect national parks under federal environment laws by listing them as matters of national environmental significance to protect them from the threats of logging, grazing, mining or large scale land clearing.

Question put and passed.