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ADMINISTRATION—FUEL REDUCTION BURNS

Senator Kroger, at the request of Senator Colbeck and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1111—That the Senate—

 (a) recognises and supports the need for fuel reduction burns as an important management strategy aiding in the protection of communities, businesses and natural resources from bushfires; and

 (b) recognises the role fire has in the sustainability of the ecology, regeneration and sustainability of a significant proportion of the Australian landscape.


Statements by leave: Senators Whish-Wilson and Colbeck, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.