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HEALTH—WORLD SIGHT DAY

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 236—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) that 9 October 2008 was World Sight Day, the theme for 2008 is vision and ageing, and

  (ii) the importance of preventive measures and early detection of eye conditions in maintaining vision in later years of life; and

 (b) calls on the Government to ensure that Australians have access to good eye care services regardless of their age, geographical location and income.

Question put and passed.