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The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mrs Gash—That this House:

(1) recognises the positive contribution of this Government in encouraging the tourism industry in Australia;

(2) notes the impact of external factors on the local industry;

(3) recognises the contribution of local and regional tourism to the national economy;

(4) acknowledges the important role of local and regional tourism in providing employment opportunities for young people; and

(5) recognises the need for more equitable dismissal laws for small business to ensure greater employment opportunities are made available by employers in the tourism industry—

Debate resumed.

The time allotted for private Members' business having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.