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Thursday, 17 October 2002
Page: 5353

Senator BARTLETT (Queensland— Leader of the Australian Democrats) (9.36 a.m.)—At the request of Senator Stott Despoja, I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) that the 16th Annual Australian Record Industry Association Awards were held on 15 October 2002,

(ii) that the awards recognise a range of contributions made to the industry, including awards for Best New Artist, Highest Selling Album, Best Children's Album, Best Independent Release, Best Cover Art and Engineer of the Year,

(iii) that the awards provide an opportunity to showcase the depth and talent of craft evident in the music sector in Australia, and

(iv) the strong presence of female performers in this years winners list;

(b) congratulates the many nominees and winners for their contribution to the Australian music industry; and

(c) calls on the Government to provide continuing support for the Australian music industry.

Question agreed to.