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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—UNITED NATIONS—INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 500—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that 12 August 2009 marks the ninth anniversary of the United Nations International Youth Day, with the 2009 theme `Sustainability: Our Challenge. Our Future.';


 (b) recognises that:

  (i) in our global challenge to tackle climate change, it is our young people, especially those in developing countries and the Pacific Islands, whose future is at stake, and

  (ii) we need a commitment to strong emission reduction targets to protect our future generations; and

 (c) calls on the Government, on International Youth Day, to commit to targets that deliver real action on climate change, and not leave our future generations burdened with mistakes of inaction.

Statement by leave: The Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.