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Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokesperson
Minister Rockliff has ruled out any further assessment of the impacts of fish farming in Okehampton Bay, despite the fact that there’s been no environmental baseline study of salmon farming impacts undertaken for 20 years.
In the last 20 years, East Coast waters have become a global warming hotspot. There’s been dramatic changes in that marine environment, as well as in capacity for fisheries.
Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Fisheries spokesperson
Abalone numbers have been on the decline for years, and the recent marine heatwave has intensified it. Climate change and overfishing have hit divers hard.
Minister Rockliff led Parliament to believe that everything is in hand and it is business as usual. This is in stark contrast to the claims of those at the coalface, who see an industry unable to sustain the current quota limit.
Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Fire spokesperson
The Bushfire Inquiry findings paint over the devastation of the summer bushfires in the World Heritage Area. It's as though they never existed.
Not one single recommendation in the Committee's report calls to review procedures or respond to climate change. These were two of the key reasons for submitting a dissenting report. *
Because of the Committee's membership, it was always going to be a whitewash but the denial around the need to change our response to bushfire management is mind-boggling.