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18    Health—Renal Health—Dialysis Services

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 807—That the Senate—

    (a)   welcomes the $9 million for Purple House to deliver dialysis services in Alice Springs and remote communities in Central Australia, and the $10 million in accommodation infrastructure funding;

    (b)   congratulates the advocates who have ensured that dialysis accommodation funding, which was first promised in 2011, has finally been delivered to remote communities;

     (c)   urges the Federal Government to work closely with the Northern Territory Government to ensure that the renal infrastructure funding is quickly translated into outcomes for remote communities; and

    (d)   calls on the Federal Government to ensure remote communities in the north of the Northern Territory are resourced to meet their need for on-country dialysis.

Question put and passed.