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Dinosaurs on the Dampier Peninsula


I  rise  tonight  to speak about the imminent threat posed to a unique part of Australia. It is a stretch of the pristine Kimberley coastline, which tells the story of our planet and our country from 130 million years ago. It has a record of our planet that was formed at a time when Australia, Antarctica  and  New  Zealand  formed  a  single  land mass. 

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Rachel's speech on Forced Adoptions


Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (15:53): I present the report of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee on former forced adoption policies and practices.

Senator SIEWERT: I move that the Senate take note of the report.

I present this report with great pleasure. I say 'pleasure' but it is pleasure in terms of finally having this issue addressed. The time I have to speak now will not do justice to the report and the evidence we have been given, so I urge members of the community to read the report.

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