Save Search

Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download PDFDownload PDF 

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment

PRAYER AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY—AMENDMENT OF STANDING ORDER 50

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig), pursuant to notice, moved government business notice of motion no. 2—That standing order 50 (Prayer) be amended as follows:

Omit the standing order, and substitute the following:

 50 Prayer and acknowledgement of country

  The President, on taking the chair each day, shall read the following prayer:

  Almighty God, we humbly beseech Thee to vouchsafe Thy special blessing upon this Parliament, and that Thou wouldst be pleased to direct and prosper the work of Thy servants to the advancement of Thy glory, and to the true welfare of the people of Australia.

  Our Father, which art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

  The President shall then make an acknowledgement of country in the following terms:

  I acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples who are the traditional custodians of the Canberra area and pay respect to the elders, past and present, of all Australia's Indigenous peoples.

Question put and passed.