The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, introduced a motion to the Senate condemning the Abbott government considerations of modifying the boundaries of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The motion reads as follows:
Senator MILNE (Tasmania-Leader of the Australian Greens) (15:49): I move:
That the Senate-
(a) condemns the Abbott Government for actively considering modifying the boundaries of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to exclude high conservation value forests; and
(b) calls on the Abbott Government to rule out submitting a proposal to modify the boundaries to the area to the World Heritage Committee by February 2014 for the June meeting of the committee.
Question agreed to.