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Notice given 19 June 2002

92  Senator Allison: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that legislation has now been passed in the Victorian State Parliament to create a system of 13 fully-protected marine national parks and 11 fully-protected marine sanctuaries, making up 5.3 per cent of Victorian coastal waters;

(b) congratulates:

(i) the Victorian State Government for providing this important protection for Victoria’s diverse and unique marine environment,

(ii) the Environment Conservation Council for its detailed studies and proposals on marine protection over many years; and

(iii) the Victorian National Parks Association for its ongoing advocacy; and

(c) urges other states to implement legislation to protect their marine environments.

93  Senator Allison: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes the recent report, Community Attitudes to Climate Change , by research firm Taylor Nelson Sofres, which found that:

(i) 85 per cent believe that global warming is mostly a result of human interference in the global climate system,

(ii) 80 per cent support government subsidies for companies to build renewable power stations,

(iii) 77 per cent believe that the Government should be planning the progressive replacement of all coal-fired power stations with renewable energy and gas power stations over the next 20 years,

(iv) 64 per cent support paying higher prices for petrol if some of the revenue is used to develop environmentally-friendly fuels and provide improved public transport, and

(v) 63 per cent support the introduction of new laws to improve energy efficiency; and

(b) calls on the Government to:

(i) introduce measures to phase-out coal-fired power stations, replacing them with renewable energy and gas generation,

(ii) reintroduce fuel excise indexation and use funds raised to promote cleaner fuels and public transport, and

(iii) mandate national energy efficiency performance standards.

On 26 June 2002

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion