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Tuesday, 28 November 2006
Page: 54

Senator SIEWERT (4:11 PM) —I move:

   That the Senate—

(a)   notes that:

(i)   the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), the peak council of the community services and welfare sector, is celebrating 50 years of representing that sector and advancing the interests of disadvantaged Australians, and

(ii)   ACOSS was established in 1956, with the aim of reducing poverty and inequality by developing and promoting socially, economically and environmentally responsible public policy and action by government, community and business while supporting non-government organisations which provide assistance to vulnerable Australians; and

(b)   congratulates ACOSS on 50 years of outstanding community service.

Question agreed to.