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Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 17 May 1995

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Title

Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 17 May 1995

Other title

Parliamentary Record 10

Collection

Debates for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997

Date

1995-05-17

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Language

English

Subject

Debates

Publisher name

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/281696

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/413973

Page content

DEBATES - Wednesday 17 May 1995 access roads. There is the further question of whether they are public roads for purposes of insurance in the event of accidents. The report says that 39 areas have been set up in the Victoria River District as monitoring sites. Were these volunteered or were they asked for as a result of their particular location? We must be upfront about this. There is a paragraph heading at page 9: Development of remote sensing techniques and acquisition of data sources. No doubt, this would come with the second tier of data-gathering. When the regional condition of an area has been monitored for a number of years, it will be very interesting for the pastoralists in that area to examine the data that has been gathered. It may reinforce the previous management practices and it may also suggest new management methods. Things may be changing on the rangelands. The flora and the weather patterns may be changing. Different factors may change which may suggest, in turn, different forms of management. This will all contribute to the provision of a better standard of land care. That concludes my remarks. I compliment the members of the Pastoral Land Board on this annual report, and I hope that the next report will be presented a little more punctually. Debate adjourned. TABLED PAPER Sessional Committee on the Environment Committee Report on Mary River System Dr LIM (Greatorex): Mr Deputy Speaker, I table the Sessional Committee on the Environments report into matters relating to the environmental protection and multiple use of wetlands associated with the Mary River system, together with submissions received and transcripts of evidence given by witnesses at public hearings. I move that the report be printed. Motion agreed to. MOTION Noting Sessional Committee on the Environment Committee Report on Mary River System Dr LIM (Greatorex): Mr Deputy Speaker, I move that the Assembly take note of the report. At the November 1994 sittings, the Assembly charged the committee to investigate matters relating to the environmental protection and multiple use of the wetlands associated with the Mary River system. The committee was asked to look also at measures to rehabilitate and restore pastoral wetlands that have been degraded through usage and natural occurrence. Members of the committee recognised that it was the first time that the committee had been called upon to look at issues outside of matters relating to uranium mining and processing activities, and their effects on the environment within the Alligator Rivers region, and they took to the new task with eagerness. The committee advertised widely for submissions and wrote to more than 60 organisations and interested groups seeking input to the inquiry. As a 3283


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