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Government Investment Funds Amendment (Ethical Investments) Bill 2011

Senator DI NATALE

I am very pleased to have the opportunity to speak today on this bill. It is a bill that was crafted to ensure that public funds are invested ethically and not counter to the wishes of the Australian community, invested in a way that does not undermine Australian public policy. It is an idea whose time has come. It is not a controversial idea and it is why I have brought this bill to the parliament.

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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Senator DI NATALE

I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 917 standing in my name for today relating to foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Leave granted.

Senator DI NATALE

I move the motion as amended:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is the leading preventable cause of non-genetic, developmental disorder in Australia,

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