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Senator Ellison, at the request of Senator Bernardi and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 203—That the Senate—

 (a) congratulates the 170 Australian Paralympic athletes and 121 officials, Australia's largest ever overseas team, on their success and efforts in the recent Paralympic Games in Beijing; and

 (b) notes that the 2008 Australian Paralympic team brought home a total of 79 medals, including 23 gold, placing Australia fifth on the 2008 Paralympic Games medal tally.

Question put and passed.