Thursday, 5 December 2019
Queensland: Bravery Awards
I advise that Senator Chisholm will also sponsor the motion. I, and also on behalf of Senators Canavan, McGrath, Rennick, Scarr, Stoker, Watt and Chisholm, move:
That the Senate—
(a) acknowledges all recent recipients of Australian Bravery Decorations;
(b) notes that the Bravery Medal is awarded for acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances;
(c) recognises the following Queensland recipients of the Bravery Medal: Miss Elizabeth Adams, Mr Craig Coleman, Sergeant Paul Cox, Mr Damond Gray, Mr Matthew Hassen, Mr Alan Lawry, and the late Mr Robert Pickersgill;
(d) notes that the Commendation for Brave Conduct is awarded for other acts of bravery which are considered worthy of recognition;
(e) recognises the following Queensland recipients of the Commendation for Brave Conduct: Mrs Vivienne Coleman, Warrant Officer Class Two James Cottle, Mr Robert Devlin, Mr Craig Hogarth, Mr Daniel McDonald, Mr Darryn Marshall, Sergeant Matthew O'Brien, Mr Roberto Serola, Mrs Kerry Seymour and Senior Constable Jay Shepherd;
(f) notes that the Group Bravery Citation is awarded for a collective act of bravery, by a group of persons in extraordinary circumstances that is considered worthy of recognition; and
(g) recognises the following Queensland recipients of the Group Bravery Citation: Constable Richard Adderley, Sergeant Agnelle Bagetti, Senior Constable Jason Banks, Mr Cyril Cairns, Mr John Collins, Senior Constable Dale Cook, Mr James Ferguson, Mr Samuel Fouras, Master Vishaak Gangasandra, Dr Ashok Gangasandra Basavaraj, the late Mr Geoffrey Grant, Mr Christopher Holloway, Mr David Jefferson, Mr Michael Kindness, Mr Roy Koplick, Senior Constable Brendan O'Brien, Mr Richard Staples, Senior Constable Ashley Thompson and Mr John Verbeek.
Question agreed to.