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Notice given 6 February 2003

348  Senator Stott Despoja: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) three nurses have recently been retrenched from the Flinders University health and counselling services,

(ii) this will result in the closure of the drop-in service that Flinders University health and counselling services currently provide, as well as the loss of other services associated with the health and counselling services, and

(iii) health services are essential to university students, and must be adequately funded; and

(b) urges the Government to target its higher education funding more specifically to ensure that funding to student services is increased.

350  Senator Brown: To move—That the Senate, recognising that the blue whale, the largest creature ever to move on the face of our planet, faces extinction (its numbers are less than 10 000) and heeding scientific advice that seismic testing at sea may damage the ability of blue whales to feed and breed in Australian waters, calls on the Government to immediately prohibit seismic testing and other sonic activities in areas affecting blue whales or other whale species.