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ENVIRONMENT--FOREST MANAGEMENT--ORDER FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS

Motion determined as not formal: Senator Ian Macdonald requested that

General Business notice of motion no. 1330 standing in his name for this

day, relating to an order for the production of documents by the

Minister for the Environment, Sport and Territories (Senator Faulkner)

concerning the assessment of forest coupes, be taken as formal.

An objection was raised and the motion was not proceeded with as a

formal motion.

Suspension of standing orders: Senator Ian Macdonald, at the request of

the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Hill) and pursuant

to contingent notice, moved--That so much of the standing orders be

suspended as would prevent Senator Hill moving a motion relating to the

conduct of the business of the Senate, namely a motion to give

precedence to General Business notice of motion no. 1330 standing in the

name of Senator Ian Macdonald for this day, relating to an order for the

production of documents by the Minister for the Environment, Sport and

Territories (Senator Faulkner) concerning the assessment of forest

coupes.

Question put and passed.

Senator Ian Macdonald, at the request of Senator Hill, moved--That

General Business notice of motion no. 1330 standing in the name of

Senator Ian Macdonald for this day, relating to an order for the

production of documents by the Minister for the Environment, Sport and

Territories (Senator Faulkner) concerning the assessment of forest

coupes, may be moved immediately and have precedence over all other

business this day till determined.

Question put and passed.

Senator Ian Macdonald moved--That there be laid on the table by the

Minister for the Environment, Sport and Territories (Senator Faulkner),

not later than 5 p.m. on 8 February 1995, the following:

the description and location of the coupes included in the 509

coupes identified for priority attention, which meet all three of

the following conditions:

(i) are currently being logged in accordance with their

licence conditions,

(ii) have licences which were renewed in 1994, and

(iii) are not registered as part of the National Estate, and

as promised by the Prime Minister (Mr Keating) in his statement on

the timber industry of 2 February 1995.

Debate ensued.

Senator Chamarette moved the following amendment:

Omit "on 8 February 1995" substitute "on 27 February 1995".

Debate ensued.

Question--That the amendment be agreed to--put and passed.

Debate continued.

Main question, as amended, put and passed.