Senate debates

Thursday, 19 March 2015


World Down Syndrome Day

11:35 am

Photo of Mitch FifieldMitch Fifield (Victoria, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Social Services) Share this | | Hansard source

I, and also on behalf of Senators Moore and Siewert, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that 21 March 2015 is World Down Syndrome Day;

(b) acknowledges That the theme for the 4th World Down Syndrome Conference to be held at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York on Friday, 20 March 2015, is 'My Opportunities, My Choices – Enjoying Full and Equal Rights and the Role of Families'; and

(c) expresses its congratulations, best wishes and support for the Australians attending the UN conference and all members of the Australian Down syndrome community who have been celebrating World Down Syndrome Day during the week beginning 15 March 2015 and will do so this weekend.

Question agreed to.