Senate debates

Tuesday, 11 September 2012


Paralympic Games

3:39 pm

Photo of Cory BernardiCory Bernardi (SA, Liberal Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Leader of the Opposition) Share this | | Hansard source

I, and also on behalf of Senators Fifield and Lundy, move:

That the Senate—

  (a)   congratulates:

     (i)   the Australian Paralympic Team on its performance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games,

     (ii)   Mr Matthew Cowdrey for his achievement on becoming Australia's most successful paralympic athlete with 13 career gold medals, and

     (iii)   Ms Jacqueline Freney for winning eight gold medals and being the highest-ranked medallist for the London 2012 Paralympic Games;

  (b)   acknowledges:

     (i)   the dedication and effort of the Australian Paralympic Committee, Australian athletes, coaches and support staff in representing our country, and

     (ii)   that the success of the Australian Paralympic Team is an inspiration to all Australians; and

  (c)   notes that the Paralympics is important for promoting sport for all Australians.

Notice of motion altered on 10 September 2012 pursuant to standing order 77.

Question agreed to.