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Wednesday, 31 August 1994
Page: 619

To the Honourable President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The Petition of the undersigned shows:

  Australia's old growth forest and wilderness areas are being diminished as a result of continued logging. The Federal Government has granted new woodchip export licenses despite its agreement for a moratorium on logging in high conservation areas.

  Your Petitioners ask that the Senate should:

apply conditions retrospectively to woodchip licences in order to meet Commonwealth obligations, and

exclude from licences, woodchip derived from old growth forests and wilderness areas.