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21    Australian farmers and graziers

Senator McDonald, also on behalf of Senators McGrath, Stoker, Rennick, Scarr, Brockman, Hanson and Roberts, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 37—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes that:

                                     (i)       a strong and resilient agricultural sector is key to the continued growth and wealth of the Australian economy, especially rural and regional towns,

                                    (ii)       Australian farmers and graziers are world leaders in safe, ethical and humane methods, and

                                  (iii)       Australian farmers and graziers are typically ‘mum and dad’ operations, employing people throughout their local region and reinvesting in their local community; and

               (b)       condemns the actions of ‘animal activists’ like Aussie Farms Inc. and supports state and federal legislation that supports Australian farmers and graziers by ensuring they can go about their businesses safely.

Statement by leave : Senator Faruqi, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.