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Tuesday, 16 November 2004
Page: 125


Senator Brown asked the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 9 August 2004:

With reference to the Ludlow Tuart Forest near Busselton, Western Australia:

(1) What are the environmental assets of this forest.

(2) Is there any threat to this forest; if so, what is the nature of this threat.

(3) Are there any species in the forest listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

(4) What action is the Government taking to protect this forest.


Senator Ian Campbell (Minister for the Environment and Heritage) —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1) The question should be addressed to the Western Australian Government which is responsible for management of State Forests.

(2) See (1) above.

(3) Information on the likely presence of listed species is available at http://www.environment. gov.au/epbc.

(4) See (1) above.