Nov 28, 2005

Notice of Motion – International Mother Language Day

NOTICES OF MOTION – International Mother Language Day

28 November 2005

The following notices were given:

Mr Albanese to move:

That this House:

(1) recognises that half of the world’s languages are in danger of extinction, including many Australian aboriginal languages;

(2) acknowledges the many different linguistic communities present in the electoral division of Grayndler and the significant contribution each of these communities makes to the cultural and linguistic diversity of Grayndler;

(3) recognises that linguistic diversity is a key element of cultural diversity and that recognition of this diversity is a step towards greater intercultural understanding and harmony;

(4) acknowledges the important role that preserving one’s mother language plays in maintaining expressive, communicative and cultural traditions in our culturally diverse nation;

(5) recognises that 21 February has been designated by UNESCO as International Mother Language Day; and

(6) congratulates all community based organisations for promoting linguistic and cultural diversity in Australia and internationally. (Notice given 28 November 2005.)