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Mr Lloyd, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1) records its dismay and sorrow at the horrific Christmas/New Year death toll on our nation's roads, particularly in New South Wales and records its sympathy to the family and friends of those people who have died or been seriously injured;

(2) recognises the importance of maintaining an efficient and safe road transport network in both city and rural areas, as a vital component of lowering the road toll;

(3) calls on all State and Territory governments to match the Commonwealth's significant increase in road funding;

(4) acknowledges the Federal Government's increasing commitment to the national road network via its $1.2 billion Roads to Recoveryfunding package; and

(5) recognises the importance of on-going funding commitments to further improve the national highway system.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting, and Mr Zahra was granted leave to continue his speech when the debate is resumed.