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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY—JULIAN BURTON BURNS TRUST

Senator McEwen, at the request of Senator Singh and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 563—That the Senate—

 (a) commemorates the 9th anniversary of the 12 October 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people, including 88 Australians, died and 240 people sustained injuries;

 (b) notes that, as a result of the attacks, survivor Mr Julian Burton, OAM was inspired to found Australia's first burn injury organisation, the Julian Burton Burns Trust;

 (c) commends the work of the Julian Burton Burns Trust in implementing burn injury prevention programs, care and support services for burns patients and their families and advancing world class research into burns treatment;

 (d) recognises that:

  (i) 220 000 Australians will suffer a burn injury every year,

  (ii) Indigenous people living in remote areas are up to 25 times more likely to suffer a serious burns injury than those living in metropolitan areas,

  (iii) burn injuries cost the Australian Government $1.5 billion annually in health care costs, and

  (iv) the vast majority of burn injuries are preventable; and

 (e) supports the establishment of a national burn injury prevention plan to reduce the incidence of burns in Australia and improve research, treatment and outcomes for burns patients.

Question put and passed.