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14    Environment—National Bilby Day

Senator Moore, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 873—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes the second Sunday of September is Australia’s National Bilby Day;

    (b)   acknowledges the long-term commitment of conservationist, Mr Frank Manthey, to address the plight of the bilby, and his efforts to raise community awareness of the need to secure the future of the bilby and other endangered Australian fauna; and

     (c)   congratulates the Mayor of Ipswich, Mr Paul Pisasale, and the Ipswich community on the organisation of the inaugural community National Bilby Day celebrations on Sunday, 13 September 2015.

Statements by leave : Senator Moore and the Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield), by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.