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    13   ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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

(1)    acknowledges the excellent work undertaken by Australian naval forces in the Middle East Gulf Region, in particular the important tasks of:

(a)    opposition to the smuggling of arms, drugs and other contraband;

(b)   counter piracy operations; and

(c)    maritime protection; and

(2)    applauds the contribution made by the Royal Australian Navy as part of the international coalition in the Middle East—

Question—That the motion be agreed to—put and passed.