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Notice of Motion

26 June 2018

Notice of Motion

 

Mr President,

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that the Senate –

(a)  Notes that

(i) over 36 000 hectares have been earmarked to be bulldozed in catchments flowing into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park under permits brought in under the previous Liberal National Party government in Queensland;

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Greens to Environment Minister: introduced species don’t need heritage protection

The Environment Minister’s support for the NSW government’s move to use heritage laws to protect horses in the Kosciuszko National Park is farcical says Greens spokesperson for the Environment, Senator Andrew Bartlett.

“An Environment Minister who was committed to discharging his duties instead of backing up his mates in NSW would make the tough decision and protect vulnerable ecosystems and threatened species against major damage being caused by introduced animals. 

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The Government neglects the environment and our Reef, no one is surprised.

The budget papers have shown that the 400 million dollars allocated for the Great Barrier Reef are a smokescreen for the government’s continued inaction on global warming, threatened species, and environmental protection, says Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett and spokesperson for the environment and biodiversity.

“This money is just a drop in the ocean of what is needed to tackle the threats facing our Reef.

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Coalition's legacy will be the extermination of our native species

The Coalition’s plan to cut the jobs of people working in the Environment Department specifically to protect threatened species can not be allowed to proceed, says Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett and spokesperson for the environment and biodiversity.

"This is a deliberate attempt to clear they way for Turnbull’s mates in the mining and property development industry.

"Community campaigners and conservationists have successfully stopped many destructive projects in the past because they would have decimated threatened species habitat.

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No Coincidence: Batman forces Bill to back blocking of Galilee rail

Within 24 hours of the news of a by-election in the Greens/Labor marginal seat of Batman, Federal Labor reaffirm they do not support taxpayer funds for any Galilee Basin rail line.

“Bill Shorten is no Caped Crusader - we know there’s an election coming when Labor starts to parade their green credentials.

“But he has provided a perfect opportunity for Queensland Labor to get out of their self-made mess and do what’s right for the regions”, says Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett.

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Malcolm Turnbull’s $60 million pledge a wasteful publicity stunt that’s doomed to fail

Greens Senator for Queensland Andrew Bartlett says Malcolm Turnbull’s pledge of millions of dollars to protect the Great Barrier Reef is a wasteful publicity stunt aimed at distracting attention away from those who continue to put the Reef at risk.

“The real beneficiaries of this blatant publicity stunt are the fossil fuel giants and their Liberal Party mates who will continue to go about their business as usual - certainly not the Reef or the public, who are footing million dollar bills for wasteful projects that are doomed to fail.

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One Nation joins LNP & Labor rush to defend coal, while Queensland has our hottest year ever

Queensland Greens Senator and Greens spokesperson for Mining and Resources Andrew Bartlett has welcomed personal attacks from Pauline Hanson, saying it is a clear sign the growing community movement to stop all new coal mines is both correct and necessary.

“At the very time when Queensland has just suffered through our hottest year on record - putting even greater pressure on the cost of living and thousands of jobs at risk - the One Nation party is joining with the LNP and Labor in pushing for more coal mines.

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MYEFO Report: Government gives middle finger to the Environment

“The MYEFO’s glaring omission of any significant spending support on the Environment proves this Government cannot be trusted with our future,” says Greens environment spokesperson, Senator Andrew Bartlett.

“The only meaningful action this Government has made in the Environment space has been their cynical attempt to restrict the tax deductibility of donations made to environment advocacy organisations.  

“This Government has overseen a decline in spending to preserve our natural environment, and shown a reckless disregard for preserving land and water quality.

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Adani Will Not Go Ahead

Much has been said about the result of the Queensland state election last weekend—many times in this chamber and of course in many other places in my home state of Queensland. As with any election, there are many issues involved in shaping the votes of the millions of Queenslanders across that state. But, certainly, key amongst those issues is the Adani Carmichael mine.

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