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The Minister for Defence (Senator Ray), at the request of the Minister

for the Environment, Sport and Territories (Senator Faulkner) and

pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion,

moved--That the Senate--

(a) notes:

(i) the outstanding performances of all Australian athletes

at the XV Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada, and

(ii) the overwhelming support for the Australian team from

the Australian community;

(b) commends all members of the Australian team:

(i) for participating in the games in the best spirit of

sporting endeavour, and

(ii) for striving to fulfil their sporting potential; and

(c) congratulates all members of the Australian team who have won

medals, set new games, Commonwealth, Australian and world

records, and have achieved personal best performances.

Question put and passed.