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Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Page: 3080

Debate resumed from 22 March, on motion by Ms Gillard:

That the House:

(1)   express its deep shock and sorrow at the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear emergency that have struck Japan;

(2)   extend its profound sympathies to the many families whose loved ones have been lost in this tragedy;

(3)   express its gratitude and admiration to the Australian emergency response personnel who are assisting in the recovery effort; and

(4)   pledge the support of the Australian Parliament and community as Japan comes to terms with the immense nature of this disaster and the long and costly process of reconstruction that lies ahead.