Home - Claire Moore - Labor Senator for Queensland

MOTIONS - National Volunteer Week

Senator MOORE (Queensland) (16:02): I and on behalf of Senators Brown, Bilyk move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes that National Volunteer Week is celebrated in Australia from 9 May to 15 May 2016, and the theme for the 2016 commemoration is 'Give Happy, Live Happy';

(b) recognises that volunteering is:

(i) a healthy lifestyle choice; a true community builder, and

(ii) one of the strongest predictors we have of increasing our health and happiness; and

(c) joins with Volunteering Australia and volunteers across the Australian community to:

(i) support the 'Give Happy, Live Happy' conversation and to show that volunteers live happier and healthier lives, and

(ii) acknowledge more than 6 million Australian volunteers are an invaluable resource in helping to make our communities stronger.

Question agreed to.