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Ministerial Statement Greenhouse effect

Details:

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

Use

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

- 1 0 OUR SOIL CONSERVATION STRATEGY WILL TAKE FULL ACCOUNT OF THE NATIONAL SOIL CONSERVATION STRATEGY RELEASED IN 1988 ON HOW LAND DEGRADATION WILL BE TACKLED IN AUSTRALIA. THE MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE NATIONAL STRATEGY INCLUDE COMMUNITY SUPPORT, RESOURCE EVALUATION, LAND USE PLANNING, RESEARCH, EXTENSION, CO-OPERATION AND CO-ORDINATION, AND MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTATIVE PROGRAMS. M R SPEAKER, IN ORDER TO ENSURE SUSTAINED UTILISATION OF OUR RESOURCES, WE MUST IDENTIFY THEIR EXTENT AND VALUE AND WEIGH THESE ASPECTS AGAINST THE BENEFITS OF PARTICULAR TYPES OF DEVELOPMENTS IN PARTICULAR ENVIRONMENTS. IN THE CASE OF OUR COASTAL RESOURCES, FOR EXAMPLE, IT MAKES SENSE TO RESTRICT DEVELOPMENT TO USES WHICH REQUIRE A COASTAL LOCATION. THIS APPROACH HAS ALREADY BEEN LAID OUT IN GENERAL TERMS IN THE GOVERNMENT'S COASTAL MANAGEMENT POLICY OF 1985. MORE RECENTLY, THE SPECIFIC ISSUE OF MANGROVE CONSERVATION, MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT IN DARWIN HARBOUR HAS RECEIVED ATTENTION. MANGROVES PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN THE FUNCTIONING OF OUR NEARSHORE MARINE ECOSYSTEMS AND SUPPORT VALUABLE COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL FISHERIES. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT EARLY ATTENTION BE GIVEN TO MANGROVES IN DARWIN HARBOUR BECAUSE THE PRESSURES OF DEVELOPMENT AFFECT THE HARBOUR SOONER THAN OTHER COASTAL AREAS.


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