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18    Indigenous Australians— Aboriginal family-led decision making

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 592—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes with deep concern the high number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care;

               (b)       acknowledges the urgent need to address this issue; and

                (c)       calls on the Federal Government to show leadership and work with state and territory governments to ensure the implementation of Aboriginal Family-Led Decision Making, delivered in partnership with Aboriginal agencies.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.