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Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Page: 1014

Senator SIEWERT (Western AustraliaAustralian Greens Whip) (16:04): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the Redfern Statement Parliamentary Event that took place in the Great Hall on 14 February 2017;

(b) acknowledges the Redfern Statement, which was presented to the Prime Minister at the parliamentary event, sets out a plan for addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' disadvantage and progressing reconciliation with our First Peoples;

(c) notes the Redfern Statement Engagement Approach for 2017, including a forum, workshops and a national summit; and

(d) calls on the Government to commit to this Engagement Approach and ensure that a National Enduring Agreement or Framework is produced prior to the 2018 Budget, following the national summit.