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ENVIRONMENT—SUGARLOAF PIPELINE—CONSTRUCTION

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 228—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the arrest of a farmer in Victoria who opposed the Sugarloaf Pipeline, which is being forcibly constructed from the Goulburn Valley to Melbourne; and

 (b) calls on the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts (Mr Garrett) to urgently reconsider his approval of this costly, environmentally unsound and controversial project.

Question put and passed.