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Monday, 13 February 2012
Page: 1062

Beauty Pageants

Debate resumed on the motion by Ms Hall:

That this House:

(1) expresses concern at the impact that beauty pageants have on children;

(2) calls for an investigation into the impact of these pageants on young girls; and

(3) notes that:

(a) obsessive preoccupation with grooming, body image and superficial beauty has the potential to create major psychological disorder in adolescence and adulthood;

(b) such pageants are common in the United States and that serious concerns have been expressed in relation to the impact they are having on these young girls who strive for an unrealistic and unobtainable image; and

(c) these pageants have the potential to add significantly to Australia's health costs.