Today, during question time Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that the Abel Tasman will remain banned from Australian waters beyond the expiry of its current temporary ban in November this year. "It was banned, it will remain banned," Mr. Abbott said
But here's the thing....you and I, and the thousands of supporters of this campaign want Mr. Abbott's government to legislate a PERMANENT BAN on ALL super trawlers in Australian waters.
What if this one known as Lafayette comes in? Its five times the size of the Abel Tasman and was recorded in Pacific waters near Australia just two weeks ago. We need a ban on ALL super trawlers in order to protect our marine environment.
In his statement today, Mr. Abbott has only committed to keeping ONE of many super trawlers out of Australian waters. It's not good enough.
Let's continue to send the whole message. Email your MP and Senators and tell them you want see the Abbott government legislate a PERMANENT BAN on ALL super trawlers in Australian waters.