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INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS—HEARING HEALTH

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 449—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) a group of experts from the health and education sector, community representatives and business met in Parliament to discuss high incidences of poor hearing health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and

  (ii) this group:

   (A) identified otitis media (glue ear) and its social, educational and community impacts as a key issue in `Closing the Gap',

   (B) believes it is essential that a holistic, sustained, cross-disciplinary approach be taken in addressing this issue and its effects; and

 (b) calls on state and federal governments to commit to working collaboratively on a holistic, sustained, cross-disciplinary approach to addressing this issue and its effects.

Question put and passed.