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Mr Zappia, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)    acknowledges the importance of the road transport industry to Australia’s economy;

(2)    notes that intergovernmental agreement on heavy vehicle regulatory reform was reached at the Council of Australian Governments meeting on 19 August 2011;

(3)    acknowledges the significance of this agreement to Australia’s road transport sector; and

(4)    commends the federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport for his work in bringing about this agreement.

Debate ensued.

Ms Marino moved as an amendment—That the following words be inserted:

(5)    condemns the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and the Gillard Government for its introduction of a carbon tax on transport fuel.

Debate continued.

The time allotted for private Members’ business having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.