Why we shouldn’t do channel deepening –
quick summary of risks and concerns:
It’s way too big
Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- Thank you, President, for the opportunity to speak today.
My matter is for the Premier. On 23 February it will be five years since Ingrid Betancourt and her colleague Clara Rojas were kidnapped by the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) guerrillas in Colombia. I referred to Ingrid in my inaugural speech. Since the kidnapping, numerous Greens have visited Colombia to support the campaign for their release, including Senator Bob Brown.
Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- I am speaking today in support of notice of motion 1 regarding the business of the Council. As has been mentioned many times in this place, we are a historic new Legislative Council that is a product of a reform of the method of election of the Legislative Council.
Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Water, Environment and Climate Change in the other place. The 2003 bushfires and this year's fires have had a devastating impact on Victoria's biodiversity, which is already under enormous stress.