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Thursday, 17 September 2015
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Senator MOORE (Queensland) (12:09): I, and also on behalf of Senators Peris, McKenzie and Waters, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the achievements of the Australian Women's Cricket Team, the Southern Stars, and congratulates the team on its success in the recent Ashes series in England, the first win in England since 2001;

(b) acknowledges that the Southern Stars are currently ranked number one in the world in test, one day and T20 cricket, a feat they also achieved in early 2013;

(c) congratulates Cricket Australia on its efforts to improve the payment scheme for women cricketers, and to continue closing the gender gap in sport with the 2015 investment and restructure of women's cricket at the domestic level which will progress the plan to increase participation of girls and women in the sport; and

(d) encourages increased media coverage of women's cricket, building on the community interest and the skill and professionalism of the cricketers.

Question agreed to.