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14    Environment—Marine Reserves

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 912—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that Australia has:

                  (i)   some of the world’s greatest marine natural resources, with rich biodiversity and unique species, and

                 (ii)   the potential for a world-leading system of marine reserves;

    (b)   recognises that scientific analysis predicts that marine food chains are at risk of collapse due to global warming, overfishing and pollution; and

     (c)   calls on the Turnbull Government to reinstate Australia’s system of marine reserves.

Statement by leave : The Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.