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25    Local councils and climate change

Senator Faruqi, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 185—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes that:

                                     (i)       61 local councils, representing almost 6 million Australians, have declared a climate emergency, and

                                    (ii)       these local councils represent a wide range of regional, suburban and major city areas in every state and territory in Australia, including Canterbury-Bankstown City Council in New South Wales, Ballarat City Council in Victoria, Launceston City Council in Tasmania, Port Lincoln City Council in South Australia and Denmark Shire Council in Western Australia; and

               (b)       congratulates these local councils for declaring a climate emergency.

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.