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

(1)    observes National Police Remembrance Day on 29 September;

(2)    acknowledges the pivotal role police play in our community and the great deal of sacrifice and risk that come with the job;

(3)    honours the lives and memories of the many fine men and women who have had their lives tragically cut short in the execution of their duties, in particular, Senior Constable David James Rixon, who was shot and killed in Tamworth on 2 March 2012;

(4)    pays tribute to the families and friends of police officers that have been killed in the line of duty throughout our nation’s history, and acknowledges the good work of Police Legacy, who look after the families of the fallen; and

(5)    affirms its support for the nation’s 56,000 police officers and praises them for their courage, commitment and dedication in protecting our community ( see item No. 2, Votes and Proceedings )—

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 meeting.






Suspension of meeting

At 1.31 p.m., the Deputy Speaker left the Chair.

Resumption of meeting

At 4.01 p.m., the Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.