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Mr Latham, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House declares its support for:

(1) the role of Australia's 1700 municipal libraries in providing information services and community-based learning throughout the nation;

(2) Federal responsibility for assisting the development of the local library network, especially with new IT services; and

(3) ensuring the National Library of Australia's Kinetica database is affordable for local libraries.

Debate ensued.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.