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ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION (IMPACT OF PROPOSALS) ACT--ORDER--MOTION FOR
DISALLOWANCE

Senator Coulter, pursuant to notice, moved--That--

(a) the Senate notes that the Order tabled in the Senate on 11 May

1995, dated 2 May 1995, and made under subsection 6(1) of the

Environmental Protection (Impact of Proposals) Act 1974:

(i) entrenches the power of the action minister, who in most

cases is not the Minister for the Environment, Sport and

Territoriesand who has neither the expert environmental

advice available nor an unimpeded duty to protect the

environment, and

(ii) increases very substantially the uncertainty of

applicants because of the substantial increase in the

discretionary power of the action minister, who will be a

different minister in many cases and who suffers under

the conditions outlined in paragraph (a)(i); and

accordingly

(b) the Order made under subsection 6(1) of the Environmental

Protection (Impact of Proposals) Act tabled in the Senate on 11

May 1995 and dated 2 May 1995, be disallowed.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided--

AYES, 10

Bell Bourne (Teller) Chamarette Coulter Devereux Kernot Lees Margetts Spindler Woodley

NOES, 35

Abetz Baume Beahan Brownhill Burns Calvert Carr Childs Coates Collins, Jacinta Colston Cooney Crane Denman Evans, Christopher Foreman Forshaw Herron Jones Kemp Knowles McGauran (Teller) McKiernan Murphy Neal Panizza Reynolds Sherry Tambling Teague Tierney Troeth Vanstone West Wheelwright

Question negatived.