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Thursday, 21 June 2007
Page: 149

Senator ABETZ (Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation) (5:35 PM) —We are conducting a broader review and we hope to have an answer in relation to those matters relatively soon.

Senator Murray —Could you answer me as well?

Senator ABETZ —As I understand it, maps are produced in relation to the Australian economic zone, the 200 nautical mile zone. I understand that most maps do not have the 12-mile territorial sea or the three nautical miles, which is the state jurisdiction. But, without making any promises, I will pass on that suggestion because, if we are in the business of creating maps, it should not be too difficult to seek to incorporate something in the next round.

Bills agreed to.

Bills reported without amendment or request; report adopted.