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      7   NATIONAL LANDCARE WEEK

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Chester—That this House:

(1)    notes that National Landcare Week (3 to 9 September) will celebrate the extraordinary contribution by volunteers to practical environmental projects throughout Australia;

(2)    highlights the outstanding contribution of Australian farmers and other rural landholders to enhance the environment on public and private land; and

(3)    recognises the need for ongoing public funding to:

(a)    employ Landcare facilitators and coordinators who manage volunteer programs;

(b)   support Landcare groups to achieve strategic goals; and

(c)    assist in maximising the volunteer effort ( see item No. 2, Votes and Proceedings )—

Debate resumed.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next meeting.