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Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Page: 295


Senator WRIGHT (South Australia) (15:49): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) thanks those who fought to protect homes, properties and wildlife during the devastating Sampson Flat bushfires in South Australia during January 2015;

(b) recognises the outstanding contribution of South Australia's Country Fire Service personnel in keeping residents safe and bringing the fire under control in challenging conditions;

(c) commiserates with those who lost their homes, properties and pets as a result of the fire;

(d) celebrates the depth of the South Australian community's response to the Sampson Flat bushfires, as demonstrated by the outpouring of support for those affected by the fires; and

(d) calls on the Federal and South Australian Governments to ensure South Australia's Country Fire Service has adequate funding for volunteer training, equipment and operations.

Question agreed to.