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Wednesday, 11 October 1972
Page: 1418

In Committee

Consideration of House of Representatives' message (vide page 1264).

Senate's amendment:

At the end of clause 3 add ', subject to the amendment of the agreement by the omission of clause 9 of the Schedule and the insertion in place thereof the following clauses: "9. The State shall ensure that planting during each year is carried out efficiently and in conformity with sound forestry, environmental and financial practices. "9a The State shall ensure that natural forests shall not be cleared for planting softwoods unless the particular proposed clearing has beforehand been the subject of an environmental impact study made by an independent expert on behalf of the Australian Forestry Council and that Council after considering the report of the said study has approved the particular clearing." '.

House of Representatives' amendment:

In the Schedule, at the end of clause 9, add and shall ensure that environmental factors relating to the planting have been considered*. and motion by Senator Cotton:

That the Committee does not insist on the amendment disagreed to by the House of Representatives, and agrees to the amendment made by the House In place thereof.







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