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HEALTH—FLYING FOXES—PUBLIC HEALTH RISKS

Senator Williams, also on behalf of Senator Macdonald, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1138—That the Senate—

 (a) calls on the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Mr Burke) to take appropriate action under relevant Commonwealth legislation to address the health risks posed by flying foxes, including a program to educate the public about these risks; and

 (b) extends its condolences to the family of the young boy in Queensland who recently died of lyssavirus.

Question put and passed.