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Estimates: Environment and Communications Legislation Committee: Environment and Energy Portfolio: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Monday, 26 February 2018

Wombats

CHAIR: We now move to program 1.4, Conservation of Australia's heritage and the environment. As noted, we'll start with wombats.

Senator RHIANNON: I understand that in 2016 the southern hairy-nosed wombat's IUCN listing was changed from 'least concern' to 'near-threatened'. I understand that it is legal to kill wombats by bulldozing their burrows. Considering the IUCN listing, are you monitoring the status of wombats, particularly in the South Australian area?

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Estimates: Environment and Communications Legislation Committee: Environment and Energy Portfolio: Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Monday, 26 February 2018

Kangaroos

CHAIR: Senator Rhiannon.

Senator RHIANNON: I go to kangaroos. How many kangaroos have been shot in Victoria under the so called Kangaroo Pet Food Trial?

Mr Knudson: Unfortunately, I think that would have been for our colleagues earlier today.

Senator RHIANNON: I'll keep going. We haven't got numbers?

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Motion: Live animal exports

NOTICE OF MOTION                                                                                      7 February 2018

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

That the Senate –

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Brazil suspends live export trade – Australia should follow

MEDIA RELEASE - 6 February 2018

Brazil suspends live export trade – Australia should follow

Responding to the Brazil Federal Court’s decision to suspend live exports for animal welfare reasons, Greens animal welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said this is a significant development and a further reminder that modern economies should not profiteer from the suffering of animals.

“The Brazil decision on live exports puts the Australian government to shame,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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