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HEALTH—MENTAL HEALTH—SISTERS OF CHARITY OUTREACH SERVICE

Senator Colbeck, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 164—That the Senate—

 (a) recognises:

  (i) the important, unique and successful service provided by Sisters of Charity Outreach to the Devonport community, and

  (ii) the strong desire of the Devonport and wider communities to retain this vital mental health service;


 (b) seeks that:

  (i) the Prime Minister (Ms Gillard) meet her promise that a re-elected Labor Government would make mental health a priority, and

  (ii) the Government re-consider its decision not to extend funding for the Sisters of Charity Outreach service beyond the current 4-year period; and

 (c) calls on the Government to provide $1.25 million over 3 years for this vital northwest Tasmanian health service.

Statement by leave: The Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers (Senator McLucas), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.