I move that the Senate:
1. notes Bight Petroleum's referral of a proposed action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Reference Number: 2012/6583);
2. recognises the high likelihood of the proposed seismic survey encountering, and having an adverse impact on:
2.1. blue whales if undertaken between November and April;
2.2. southern right whales if undertaken between May and October; and
2.3. southern bluefin tuna if undertaken between December and April; and
3. Calls on Minister Tony Burke to use his powers under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to reject Bight Petroleum's referral as clearly unacceptable to proceed at any time of year.
The motion did not gain the support of the Senate