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    11   SURF LIFESAVERS

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Lyons—That this House:

(1)    acknowledges the:

(a)    surf lifesavers who risked their lives to perform approximately 11,000 rescues in Australia last year; and

(b)   work done by surf lifesavers in northern Australia as its surf season comes to an end;

(2)    recognises the:

(a)    importance of water safety in Australia as we head into the warmer months in the southern parts of Australia; and

(b)   vital work of Surf Life Saving Australia and its efforts in patrolling our beaches and educating swimmers; and

(3)    encourages all:

(a)    Australians to learn to swim so that every Australian is a swimmer and every Australian swimmer a lifesaver; and

(b)   users of aquatic environments, such as pools, rivers, lakes and the surf, to understand those environments and be safe as they swim ( see item No. 2, Votes and Proceedings )—

Debate resumed.

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.