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Motion: we must act now to save the Leadbeater's Possum

Senator RICE:  I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) that in April 2015, the Minister for the Environment up‑listed Victoria’s animal emblem, the Leadbeater’s Possum, to critically endangered which is one category level prior to becoming extinct in the wild,

(ii) the ‘Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan 2015‑16—20 mammals by 2020’ released by the Government on 16 July 2015 states that emergency intervention is required for this species, and

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Liberals must accept UN’s rejection of Tasmanian World Heritage Area plans

Janet Rice 2 Jul 2015

Liberals must accept UN’s rejection of Tasmanian World Heritage Area plans

The Greens have welcomed the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s rejection of plans for the Tasmanian World Heritage Area.

“Like the World Heritage Committee, we know that no amount of mining or logging is ever good for our ancient native forests,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for forests Senator Janet Rice.

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Liberal and Labor parties gang up to gut Renewable Energy Target and burn native forests

The Liberal and Labor parties have ganged up to gut the Renewable Energy Target and allow native forest burning under that target in the Senate tonight.

Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, said the government had also done a deal with the anti-wind crossbenchers to attack the wind industry.

"Ganging up with Labor to slash the Renewable Energy Target and allow it to burn native forests just wasn't enough for Tony Abbott.

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Zoos Victoria spot on with letter to VicForests

Zoos Victoria spot on with letter to VicForests

The Greens have applauded Zoos Victoria’s stand on destructive logging in Victoria’s Central Highlands, backing their position that the best way to ensure the survival of critically endangered species is the creation of the Great Forest National Park.

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