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23      Indigenous Australians— Land management by First Nations peoples

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 410—That the Senate—

(a)              notes that 26 January 2020 was marked by added sorrow for many First Nations peoples due to the damage that has been done to country and sacred places from drought and bushfires;

(b)              recognises that First Nations peoples have a long and deep history of looking after country;

(c)              further notes that it is time to listen with respect as we learn from First Nations peoples about traditional burning practices, land management practices and regeneration of vegetation; and

(d)             calls on the Federal Government to ensure First Nations peoples have a leading role in the fire and drought recovery process.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries (Senator Duniam), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.




At 6.30 pm—