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    24   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—

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