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Tuesday, 31 May 1994
Page: 929

Senator TAMBLING —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes that the week beginning 29 May 1994 is Schizophrenia Awareness Week;

  (b)acknowledges the possible serious mental health links between cannabis consumption, schizophrenia and youth suicide;

  (c)recognises the alarming increase in youth suicide rates in rural and regional communities;

  (d)condemns the Government for not increasing funding for drug research in Australia in the 1994-95 Budget; and

  (e)calls on the Federal Government to urgently address the association between cannabis consumption, youth suicide and the development of schizophrenia through the National Drug Strategy and other relevant health department programs.