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24    Environment—Western Australia—Shark Cull

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 135—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   the shark cull and the deployment of drum lines continues in Western Australia,

                 (ii)   at least two mako sharks have died after they were caught on the drum lines,

                (iii)   the mako shark is listed as a migratory species under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), and

                (iv)   the Minister for the Environment (Mr Hunt):

                  ( a )   has exempted the drum lines from the EPBC Act, and

                  ( b )   says that ‘any breach of conditions will result in the exemption being terminated’; and

    (b)   calls on the Government to terminate the exemption of the drum lines from the EPBC Act.

Question put and passed.