I, and also on behalf of Senators O’Sullivan, Stoker, Macdonald, Canavan, Moore, Watt, Ketter, Chisholm and Hanson, move:
That the Senate—
(a) recognises the severe impact that flooding in North Queensland and the Gulf region has had on families, businesses, agricultural producers and the transport industry;
(b) notes with regret that in excess of an estimated 300,000 head of livestock have perished due to the floods;
(c) further notes the long-term effects this will have on the livestock industry in North Queensland and the Gulf; and
(d) commends the Federal, state and local Governments for the assistance provided to flood-stricken communities thus far, whilst noting that sustained support will be needed to allow affected communities and industries to properly recover.