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

(1)    notes the outstanding contribution of organisations and individuals in Queensland during the natural disasters of January 2011;

(2)    acknowledges the following who all worked tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of residents in the evacuation period and beyond:

(a)    the State Emergency Service, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, Rural Fire Brigades, St John’s Ambulance Service, Queensland Ambulance Service, Queensland Police Service and Australian Defence Force;

(b)   the Salvation Army, Lifeline, churches, charities and other community organisations; and

(c)    flood affected school principals, teachers, staff and school communities; and

(3)    expresses its deep appreciation for the courage, commitment and professionalism shown by these organisations and individuals ( see item No. 2, Votes and Proceedings )—

Debate resumed.

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