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MR ALLAN BORDER--RETIREMENT

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Hill), also on

behalf of the Minister for the Environment, Sport and Territories

(Senator Faulkner), the Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator

Kernot), the Leader of the National Party of Australia in the Senate

(Senator Boswell) and Senators Chamarette and Harradine, by leave,

moved--That the Senate--

(a) notes:

(i) the retirement from international cricket of Mr Allan

Border after a record 156 test matches, including a

record 93 as Australian captain, in an outstanding

career which saw him become the greatest-ever test run

scorer,

(ii) Mr Border's major contribution as an ambassador both

for Australia and Australian cricket, and the key part

he played in restoring Australian cricket to a position

of pride in the international sports arena, and

(iii) the positive role model he has provided for all

Australians, particularly our young sports people;

(b) congratulates Mr Border on his achievements; and

(c) requests the President to convey to Mr Border the sentiments of

the Senate.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.