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Wednesday, 22 March 1972
Page: 769


Senator RAE (TASMANIA) - I present the following petition:

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned citizens of Tasmania respectfully showeth:

That the appalling pollution of the River Tamar is caused by the raw effluent of the City of Launceston being prevented escape into the sea by incoming tides. This tidal motion of raw effluent is rapidly breaking down the River's ecology with disastrous effects on the bird and fish life in and around the River.

Your petitioners therefore, humbly pray that the Senate in Parliament assembled will take immediate steps to:

Ensure that emergency Commonwealth finance is made available to the State of Tasmania for the establishment of a Primary and Secondary Sewerage Plant in Launceston. And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Petition received.

Senator RAE(Tasmania) - Mr President, I ask for leave to make a short statement of explanation in relation to the petition and some associated signatures.







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