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Thursday, 4 April 2019
Page: 14907


This petition of certain citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the House: The Australian Government's specific role in wetland management and protection as established by our obligations under international conventions, specifically the Ramsar convention with regard to Western Port, including to ensure that activities will not lead to negative impacts on the ecological character of the wetland, lead to the loss of biodiversity or diminish the many ecological, hydrological, cultural or social values of wetlands.

We therefore ask the House to: Note that the proposed AGL floating gas import terminal at Crib Point is subject to Federal government assessment and approval processes under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and to use the avenues available to the Federal government to stop this development and to protect the Western Port Ramsar Site consistent with our obligations under the Ramsar convention.

from 28 citizens (Petition No. PN0411)