Kangaroo Island motion
I move that the Senate:
1) notes Bight Petroleum's referral of a proposed action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Reference Number: 2012/9583) dated 15 October 2012 which sets out the company's intention to undertake seismic testing over a 3000 sq km area to the west of Kangaroo Island between January and May 2013;
2) recognises the ecological, economic and social importance of the Kangaroo Island Canyons & Pool, first and foremost for the Kangaroo Island community, but also for South Australia as a whole; and
3) calls on Minister Tony Burke to use his powers under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to reject Bight Petroleum's referral as clearly unacceptable.
This motion did not gain the support of the Senate.