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Thursday, 10 November 2016
Page: 2464


Senator WATERS (QueenslandCo-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens) (12:39): I move:

That the Senate—

(a)   notes that:

(i)   the Queensland Labor Government has invoked special powers to declare the Adani mega-coal mine, railway and associated water infrastructure to be 'critical infrastructure', and

(ii)   the Great Barrier Reef suffered the worst ever mass bleaching event in March 2016, driven by coal-fuelled global warming; and

(b)   declares that the real critical infrastructure is our schools, hospitals, public transport, clean energy and the Great Barrier Reef.