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Senate to vote on Greens' supertrawler disallowance

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Rachel Siewert 10 Sep 2012

A vote on the Australian Greens supertrawler disallowance motion will take place in the Senate today.

“I would encourage those Senators who don’t want the supertrawler damaging out marine environment to support this disallowance," Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens marine spokesperson said today.

The disallowance motion was put to the Senate by Greens Senate Peter Whish-Wilson and was debated in August.

“The quickest way to stop the supertrawler is for the Senate to support the Australian Greens’ disallowance motion," said Senator Siewert.

“The motion will disallow the recent doubling of the allowable quota for the fishery. 

“Lifting this quota enabled the supertrawler to operate in Australian waters. The way to stop that increase is to disallow the regulation that enables it.

“This disallowance is the best way to stop the supertrawler immediately," Senator Siewert concluded.


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