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Thursday, 27 November 2003
Page: 18171

Senator COONAN (New South Wales—Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer) (11.07 a.m.)—I move:

That the Senate:

(a) congratulates the Australian Rugby Union on staging the most successful Rugby World Cup since its inception in 1987;

(b) congratulates the Australian Wallabies on an outstanding 2003 Rugby World Cup campaign;

(c) conveys, on behalf of all Australians, the nation's pride and congratulations for the performances of all the team members who played in the team over the course of the competition;

(d) expresses its thanks to all the team support staff and others who have contributed to the success of the team;

(e) thanks the Australian people who supported teams from all countries that participated in the 2003 Rugby World Cup;

(f) notes the contribution made by Common-wealth agencies and departments to the successful staging of the 2003 Rugby World Cup; and

(g) acknowledges the contribution of the Australian Sports Commission to the development of young Australian rugby players, particularly through the rugby program at the Australian Institute of Sport.

Question agreed to.