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Monday, 22 September 2008
Page: 5234


Senator ELLISON (3:43 PM) —At the request of Senator Bernardi, I move:

   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 agreed to.