The Senate today passed a motion moved by Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown that expressed concern over the Rena oil spill in New Zealand.
The motion reads as follows:
That the Senate
(a) requests that the President convey to the people of New Zealand (Aotearoa) the Senate's concerns about the oil spill and other consequences of the stranding of the container carrier ship Rena; and
(b) sends its best wishes for a rapid and complete recovery from the oil spill and other consequences of this disaster in such a beautiful region of New Zealand.