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44      Notices

Senator Patrick : To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

(a)              notes that:

(i)                    Australia has a propensity to simply export its raw materials and commodities to countries that then profit by doing the value add and selling it back to us, and

(ii)                  this approach denies Australia economic activity and job opportunities; and

(b)              calls on the Australian Government to adjust policy and support settings to ensure we value add before exporting. ( general business notice of motion no. 263 )

Senators Watt, Green, Chisholm, Ayres, Keneally, McAllister, O’Neill, Sheldon, Pratt, Sterle, Lines and Dodson: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

(a)              notes that:

(i)                    New South Wales and Queensland are currently in the midst of devastating bushfires,

(ii)                  these fires have led to three people tragically losing their lives, more than 30 people injured and over 170 homes destroyed,

(iii)                well over 100 fires are burning across New South Wales and Queensland, and

(iv)                New South Wales and Queensland remain in a State of Emergency, with severe fire dangers continuing today and expected to continue into the weekend;

(b)              offers its condolences to the Australians who have lost their loved ones, and the Australians who have lost their homes;

(c)              expresses its gratitude to the brave firefighters, both paid and voluntary, and emergency services personnel who are working through the day and night to keep communities safe; and

(d)             urges those Australians in affected areas to listen to warnings and stay safe. ( general business notice of motion no. 264 )