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Senator Bishop, also on behalf of Senators Johnston and Ludlam, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 425—That the Senate calls on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to maintain its broadcasts of West Australian Football League (WAFL) games, recognising:

 (a) the widespread following of the WAFL domestically in Western Australia, quite separate from the Australian Football League;

 (b) the WAFL has extensive and far-reaching support throughout regional and remote areas of the state;

 (c) that Australian football, our indigenous game, has a special place within our Indigenous communities and is an ideal vehicle to engage Indigenous students in school;

 (d) the WAFL provides development opportunities for emerging talent in a range of skills and industries; and

 (e) the WAFL instils a sense of community pride in the players' place of origin.

Question put and passed.