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LAW AND JUSTICE—GREAT BARRIER REEF MARINE PARK ACT 1975

Senator Macdonald, also on behalf of Senator Boswell and the Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 496—That the Senate calls on the Government to fix by Proclamation a day, not later than 31 July 2009, on which the provisions inserted into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975, which treat as spent certain convictions relating to offences against former section 38C of that Act, which were passed through the Senate on 11 November 2008 and adopted unanimously by the House of Representatives on 12 November 2008, commence.

Statements by leave: The Special Minister of State (Senator Ludwig) and Senator Macdonald, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.

Statement by leave: Senator O'Brien, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.