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Senator Macdonald, also on behalf of Senator Trood, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 299—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the backflip of the Queensland Government in deferring the construction of the Traveston Crossing Dam; and

 (b) calls on the Queensland Government to remove the social threat to people living in the Mary Valley and to ensure protection of the Mary River cod, Mary River turtle and the Australian lungfish, by permanently shelving the proposal to construct the Traveston Crossing Dam.

Statement by leave: The Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.