Monday, August 05, 2013

Reported back

The Local Government and Environment Committee has reported back on the Conservation (Natural Heritage Protection) Bill, recommending it be passed with amendments. Among the amendments is a new part increasing penalties under the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978 for violating marine mammal sanctuaries, apparently sparked by my quick submission. So, submitting on a bill made a positive difference.

The bill is a member's bill, so it will be a couple of months at least before it becomes law.