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The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) amended general business notice of motion no. 1155 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that Australia has the highest number of asbestos victims per capita in the world and this is not expected to decline until after 2020;

 (b) notes that many Australians are still vulnerable to mesothelioma when they renovate older houses and also through inadvertent exposure as a result of natural disasters destroying property;

 (c) supports the Asbestos Free Australia campaign of the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union and the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union; and

 (d) encourages the Government to establish a National Asbestos Authority to implement the National Strategic Plan in line with the recommendations of the Asbestos Management Review.

Question put and passed.