Territory Stories

Ministerial Statement Greenhouse effect

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Title

Ministerial Statement Greenhouse effect

Other title

Tabled Paper 999

Collection

Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1989-08-29

Description

Tabled by Marshall Perron

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright

Copyright owner

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/298433

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/387330

Page content

- 13 MR SPEAKER, THE GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO PROTECTING THE RAINFORESTS SCATTERED THROUGHOUT OUR COASTAL REGIONS. THESE FORESTS COMPRISE AROUND 600 PLANT SPECIES OF WHICH ABOUT A DOZEN ARE ENDEMIC TO THE TERRITORY. IN APRIL 1987, WE AGREED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL RAINFOREST CONSERVATION PROGRAM ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT, AND WE ARE TAKING A NUMBER OF OTHER STEPS WHICH CAN ONLY BENEFIT OUR RAINFOREST RESOURCES. ALREADY, SEVERAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS HAVE WASTE PAPER RECYCLING PROGRAMS, AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL INVESTIGATE THE PRACTICALITY OF EXTENDING THIS PROGRAM ACROSS ALL DEPARTMENTS. ADVICE IS ALSO BEING PREPARED ON THE VIABILITY OF THE GOVERNMENT USING RECYCLED MATERIALS SUCH AS RECYCLED PAPER, AND WE ARE INVESTIGATING THE POSSIBILITY OF USING DOUBLE-SIDED PHOTOCOPYING TO GREATLY REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PAPER USED. EVENTUALLY, OUR PLANS TO ESTABLISH A PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY IN THE TERRITORY BASED ON THE FIBRE CROP, KENAF, COULD HAVE A FAR-REACHING IMPACT ON FOREST CONSERVATION. MR SPEAKER, I AM PLEASED TO REPORT THAT THE GOVERNMENT'S COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IS SUPPORTED BY THE NORTHERN TERRITORY CHAMBER OF MINES.


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