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17    Environment— Great Barrier Reef—Reef 2050 Plan

Senator Macdonald, also on behalf of Senator O’Sullivan, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 395—That the Senate acknowledges that—

               (a)       on 5 July 2017, the World Heritage Committee unanimously endorsed Australia’s Reef 2050 Plan and the progress made to implement this plan;

               (b)       the decision recognises Australia’s significant efforts and investment in the early and effective implementation of the Reef 2050 Plan; and

                (c)       the World Heritage Committee has not put the Great Barrier Reef on its in-danger ‘watchlist’.

Statements by leave : Senators Gallagher, Macdonald and Rice, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and negatived.