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Thursday, 13 October 2011
Page: 7337


Senator BOB BROWN (TasmaniaLeader of the Australian Greens) (12:49): I move:

That the Senate—

   (a)   requests that the President convey to the people of New Zealand (Aotearoa) the Senate's concerns about the oil spill and other consequences of the stranding of the container carrier ship Rena; and

   (b)   sends its best wishes for a rapid and complete recovery from the oil spill and other consequences of this disaster in such a beautiful region of New Zealand.

Question agreed to.