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URGENCY MOTION

The Acting Deputy President (Senator McKiernan) informed the Senate that

the President had received a letter from Senator Ian Macdonald advising

that this day he intended to move--That, in the opinion of the Senate,

the following is a matter of urgency:

The need to condemn the Government for demeaning the high conservation

evaluation process for forest areas and for walking away from the

obligations and responsibilities of the National Forest Policy

Statement as agreed between the Commonwealth and the mainland States.

The proposal was supported by 4 Senators.

Senator Ian Macdonald moved the motion.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.