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Tuesday, 28 June 1994
Page: 2099

Senator IAN MACDONALD —by leave—I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes that:

    (i)an independent survey commissioned by the Cairns Post newspaper has found that 74 per cent of residents in Cairns support the Kuranda Skyrail cableway project, and

    (ii)the support for the cableway was evenly spread among white collar workers at 77 per cent, blue collar workers at 74 per cent, retirees at 77 per cent, home duties at 70 per cent and other at 50 per cent;

  (b)supports the project and congratulates Skyrail Pty Ltd for creating this revolutionary and dynamic eco-tourism initiative;

  (c)condemns the action of radical protesters who have interfered with machinery, chained themselves in the treetops and interfered with helicopters in an attempt to stop the project from going ahead; and

  (d)congratulates the police in north Queensland for their efforts in containing these protests.