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Motion: Bondi Pavilion

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Senator Rhiannon (New South Wales) (16:15): I inform the chamber that Senator Dastyari will also sponsor general business notice of motion No. 489 for today. I seek to leave to amend the motion standing in my name and the name of Senator Dastyari, relating to the Bondi Pavilion.

Leave granted.

Senator RHIANNON: I, and also on behalf of Senator Dastyari, move the motion as amended:

That the Senate—

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Bill: Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (21:17): The Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 reflects the work of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, of which I am a member. We took a great deal of advice on this matter, and this is the bill that has now come before us. I think it's worth making a few comments about the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. I certainly feel fortunate to be on the committee.

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Motion: Monument to Captain James Cook

Wednesday 6 September

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

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) the plaque on the statue of Captain James Cook in Hyde Park, Sydney, states that Cook "discovered this territory – 1770", and

   (ii) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples had lived in Australia for at least 65 000 years before the arrival of Captain Cook; and

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