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Thursday, 25 August 1994
Page: 314


Senator LEES (Deputy Leader of the Australian Democrats) —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

  (a)congratulates:

    (i)Australian athlete Cathy Freeman for her gold medal winning performance in the women's 400-metre event at the Commonwealth Games,

    (ii)Ms Freeman for becoming the first Aboriginal female athlete to win an individual Commonwealth Games gold medal; and

  (b)commends Ms Freeman for her pride in her Aboriginal heritage, and her decision to carry the Aboriginal flag, as well as the Australian flag, during her lap of honour.