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Motion: SunSwift

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:44): by leave—I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the Sunswift University of New South Wales Solar Racing Team was recently confirmed by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile to have broken the world speed record for electric vehicles, averaging more than 100 km/hr over 500 km on a single battery charge,

(ii) the team is in the process of making their vehicle road registrable, which will be a good proof of concept for solar vehicles and inspire the young engineers of the future, and

(iii) projects like these are only possible with federal research funding that prioritises clean, renewable technologies;

(b) congratulates the Sunswift team on their achievements; and

(c) calls on the Government to reverse its cuts to federal research funding and prioritise funding for the development of clean, renewable technologies.


Question agreed to.

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