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Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Page: 5908


Senator WILLIAMS (New South WalesNationals Whip in the Senate) (15:36): I, and also on behalf of Senators Bernardi, Arbib, Macdonald and Di Natale, seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 387.

Leave granted.

Senator WILLIAMS: I move the motion as amended:

That the Senate—

   (a)   congratulates Australian tennis player, Ms Samantha Stosur, from the Gold Coast in Queensland, on her magnificent win in the United States Open Women's Tennis Championship; and

   (b)   notes that:

      (i)   this is the first win by an Australian woman in this tournament since Ms Margaret Court Smith was successful in 1971 and the first Australian women's tennis Gram Slam win since Ms Evonne Goolagong Cawley won her second Wimbledon title in 1980,

      (ii)   she is a wonderful ambassador for Australia, and

      (iii)   it supports the Australian Government using this wonderful result to continue to promote tennis to all Australians.

Question agreed to.