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Monday, 4 November 1996
Page: 4998

Senator MARGETTS —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate—

(a)   notes:

   (i)   with concern, the announcement made on Thursday, 31 October 1996, by the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (Mr Anderson) of 3-year licences to maintain the destruction of our magnificent native forest, and

   (ii)   that one of the beneficiaries of those licences is Wesfarmers/Bunnings Ltd, which is holding its Annual General Meeting in Perth on Wednesday, 6 November 1996; and

(b)   congratulates the Western Australian Forest Alliance for organising a rally and protest outside the meeting to highlight the destructive activities of Wesfarmers/Bunnings Ltd, which will benefit from an effective 20 per cent increase in annual woodchip quotas from the recent announcement by Mr Anderson.