Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2018


Love Your Body Week

3:36 pm

Photo of Anne UrquhartAnne Urquhart (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

At the request of Senator O'Neill, I move:

That the Senate:

(a) notes that:

  (i) Love Your Body Week is from 3 to 9 September 2018 and is Butterfly's annual awareness campaign, supported by Sportsgirl, to help boost young people's body confidence,

  (ii) Love Your Body Week encourages everyone to change appearance-based conversations at school, home, work and online, and

  (iii) during this time, schools and youth organisations across Australia will work to help promote body acceptance and to celebrate diversity;

(b) calls on all levels of government and the community to work together to address social and cultural norms that contribute to body image concerns, especially among young people; and

(c) encourages anyone needing support with eating disorders or body image issues to contact Butterfly's National Helpline on 1800 ED HOPE (33 4673).

Question agreed to.