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Notice given 25 March 2003

431  Senator Stephens: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the New South Wales Labor Premier (Mr Bob Carr) has secured an historic third four-year term of government in the New South Wales Parliament,

(ii) the re-election of the New South Wales Labor Government is an endorsement of Mr Carr’s plan to secure New South Wales’ future, and

(iii) the people of New South Wales have voted for a government that unequivocally rejects the legitimacy of the unilateral war on Iraq;

(b) congratulates:

(i) Mr Carr and the New South Wales Labor administration for their election campaign, and

(ii) Labor candidates and campaign teams for their part in a campaign that has reduced Liberal/National representation to its lowest level in almost two decades; and

(c) expresses its condolences to the family of Mr Jim Anderson, former Member for Londonderry, following his sudden death on the morning of polling day.