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    18   SURF LIFESAVING

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

(1)    notes that with more than 150,000 members and 310 affiliated surf lifesaving clubs, Surf Lifesaving is the largest volunteer movement of its kind in Australia;

(2)    recognises the outstanding contribution made to health and safety of beach goers by volunteer and professional surf lifesavers;

(3)    highlights that the economic value to the Australian economy of Surf Lifesaving’s coastal drowning and injury prevention efforts in 2009-10 was independently assessed to be $3.6 billion;

(4)    supports the important role played by surf lifesaving clubs in developing young people’s health, fitness and leadership skills through an extensive junior program; and

(5)    acknowledges the Coalition’s commitment to implement a $10 million fund if elected into government to:

(a)    assist clubs to purchase vital rescue equipment, first aid and medical supplies; and

(b)   extend the Beach Drowning Black Spot Reduction Program—

Debate resumed by Mr Fitzgibbon who moved, as an amendment—That paragraph (5) be omitted.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put and passed.

Question—That the motion, as amended, be agreed to—put and passed.