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20      Animal Welfare— Wildlife impacted by bushfires

Senator Faruqi, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 401—That the Senate—

(a)              notes that:

(i)                    unprecedented bushfires across Australia have burnt at least 10 million hectares of land, primarily in New South Wales (NSW), Victoria and South Australia,

(ii)                  an estimated 800 million animals have been killed in NSW, with national impact to more than 1 billion animals, including kangaroos, koalas, bats and reptiles, and

(iii)                wildlife carers have been on the frontline, rescuing and caring for injured animals, often at great emotional, financial, physical and emotional cost and sacrifice; and

(b)              thanks wildlife carers for their work in saving animals during the recent horrific bushfires.

Question put and passed.