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     5   Green Army Programme

Mrs Prentice, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        acknowledges that many young Australians are environmentally conscious and interested in protecting our precious natural environment;

(2)        recognises that the Government’s Green Army programme is providing practical opportunities for young Australians to participate in local environmental projects;

(3)        acknowledges that participants gain practical skills and training that can assist them to prepare for the workforce and improve career opportunities;

(4)        notes that four Green Army projects have commenced in the electoral division of Ryan, and hundreds more have commenced across Australia; and

(5)        commends the Government for committing more than $700 million over four years to the Green Army programme. 

Debate ensued.

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 sitting.