Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Back to the Future: Stop the Supertrawlers!

Less than two years ago, Labor put a stop to the Supertrawler with a ban which turned it around before it had even starting trawling Australia’s oceans.

Because of what's called a "sunset clause" in the legislation, it means we cannot stop future supertrawlers doing damage to the sustainability of our fisheries and our precious marine life.

That’s why Labor is moving legislation to remove this sunset clause so new supertrawlers can be banned. It’s being debated this week, but we don’t yet know how the Coalition will vote.

The public was clear it wanted the Supertrawler banned in 2012 and we need to see that kind of support again to make sure we can keep other supertrawlers out of our waters.

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