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ADMINISTRATION—COUNTRY FIRE AUTHORITY

Senator Kroger, also on behalf of Senator Humphries, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1109—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the devastating bushfires that swept through parts of Portland, Creswick, the Gippsland and Alpine regions of Victoria in January 2013;

 (b) acknowledges the determined efforts of Country Fire Authority personnel and firefighters, who sought to save as many properties as possible;

 (c) recognises the efforts of Victorian Country Fire Authority personnel, who travelled to Tasmania to assist with the devastating fires surrounding Hobart; and

 (d) notes:

  (i) the tragic death of Victorian firefighter, Mr Peter Cramer, who lost his life while controlling fires on the Tasman Peninsula, and

  (ii) the importance of the Country Fire Authority's social media sites in providing regular updates to citizens at risk.

Question put and passed.