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 9 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Ms Roxon, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1) acknowledges today as International Women's Day, when women across the globe mark the importance of continuing the struggle for equality and fairness, and fight against discrimination in all its forms;

(2) acknowledges the massive contribution of Australian women to our community, through both their paid and unpaid work;

(3) urges the development and introduction of better policies to support women in both their work and family lives; and

(4) calls for the introduction of measures to combat the barriers (such as violence, poverty and discrimination) to women's healthy, safe and independent participation in our society, and for such measures to be adequately resourced.

Debate ensued.

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