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ENVIRONMENT—WHALE SHARK RESEARCH—DR BRAD NORMAN

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 697—That the Senate notes that:

 (a) on 3 February 2010 West Australian whale shark researcher Dr Brad Norman was named as one of National Geographic's 2008 Class of Emerging Explorers;

 (b) Dr Norman is the first Australian to be so honoured; and

 (c) Dr Norman's success has contributed to a national worldwide focus on the protection of the whale shark.

Question put and passed.