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Talking to a politican about saving Point Peron

  1. The Land was transferred from the Commonwealth to the State of Western Australia in 1964 subject to its future use ‘being restricted to a reserve for Recreation and/or Park Lands’;
  2. The Land includes 38 hectares of ‘Bush Forever’ which would be destroyed, causing loss of habitat, restrictions on public access and permanently damaging cultural and social elements of Point Peron;
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Questions on the proposed Mangles Bay Marina project at Point Peron

Senator Ludlam asked the minister representing the Minister for the Environment, in writing, on 12 November 2013:

With reference to the 29 April 2013 conditional approval by the Western Australia Environmental Protection Agency to the Mangles Bay Marina project in Cape Peron being assessed bilaterally under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act):

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#estimates wrap up - 2013 Election Eve Estimates

Tempers were high during this session, as evidenced by unusually corrosive contempt from Foreign Minister Carr, as well as Senator Bishop’s spectacular tantrum which put Senator Doug Cameron’s tea in extreme danger. 

A strange sense of inevitability hung over proceedings, with all involved aware that this would be the last session with the present set of Government Ministers. 

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