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17    Women—40th Anniversary of Brisbane Women’s House

Senator Waters, also on behalf of Senator Moore, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 916—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   2015 marks 40 years since the foundation of Women’s House in Brisbane by members of the community, and

                 (ii)   Women’s House is Queensland’s oldest women’s shelter, and is now Australia’s oldest independent women’s shelter; and

    (b)   commends the work of Women’s House over the past 40 years, and the work of women’s shelters across Australia who help thousands of women escaping domestic violence every year.

Question put and passed.