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ENVIRONMENT—MURRAY-DARLING BASIN SYSTEM

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 211—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) the mismanagement of the Murray-Darling river system is shaping up to be Australia's largest environmental catastrophe, and

  (ii) on Sunday, 28 September 2008 a rally for the Murray River will be held in Adelaide to highlight the need for immediate, decisive action; and

 (b) calls on the Government to establish a taskforce to evaluate the options of the current Senate inquiry into the Lower Lakes and Coorong, and develop an action plan to put the solutions into place.

Question put and passed.