Super trawler officially stopped

THE controversial super trawler the FV Margiris/Abel Tasman has been stopped from fishing in Australia's waters after the House of Representatives narrowly passed new laws late this afternoon.

The ABC reports that the Opposition voted against the bill but it passed with the support of most crossbench MPs, including Rob Oakeshott, who had previously voiced concerns about the legislation.

The bill will now be considered by the Senate next week.

For a full ABC news report click HERE

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