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Thursday, 18 June 2020

Resolutions of the Senate

COVID-19: Arts and Entertainment Industry; Consideration of Senate Message

10:12 am

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The Speaker has received the following message from the Senate:

The Senate transmits to the House of Representatives the following resolution which was agreed to by the Senate:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

  (i) it has been more than three months since COVID-19 physical distancing rules effectively shut down the arts and entertainment industry overnight;

  (ii) hundreds of thousands of workers in the arts and entertainment industry have been impacted; and

  (iii) the Morrison Government has not announced any specific industry assistance for arts and entertainment; and

(b) calls on the Morrison Government to detail and deliver a recovery package for the arts and entertainment industry.

The Senate requests the concurrence of the House of Representatives in this resolution.

Ordered that the message be considered immediately.

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