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21    Indigenous Australians— Mungo Man—Permanent resting or keeping place

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 602—That the Senate—

               (a)       acknowledges the historic occasion of the returning of the remains of Mungo Man to country on 17 November 2017;

               (b)       pays its respects to the Aboriginal communities and peoples involved in making the return of Mungo Man to country possible, and those involved in the events and celebrations that took place on 17 and 18 November 2017 at Lake Mungo, New South Wales and Mildura, Victoria;

                (c)       acknowledges the significance to Australia and the international community of the returning of Mungo Man to country;

               (d)       recognises that his returning is a step toward reconciliation; and

                (e)       urges the Federal Government to fund a permanent resting or keeping place to safely accommodate the remains of Mungo Man and other Aboriginal remains returned to country at a location agreed with Aboriginal people.

Question put and passed.