House debates

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Private Members' Business

Srebrenica Remembrance

1:25 pm

Photo of Michael DanbyMichael Danby (Melbourne Ports, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

by leave—I move:

That paragraph (8) be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

(8) the anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, 11 July, should serve as a time to remember the victims.

The resolution may not do as much as Angelina Jolie's forthcoming film to enhance memory of these tragic events, but our resolution will at least give solace to others as they remember 11 July.

1:26 pm

Photo of Graham PerrettGraham Perrett (Moreton, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

As is the case for any single death, words will not make it right for the grieving, but I know too well that silence does nothing. May these few words from the Australian parliament help with the healing, especially in the Bosnian community. I sadly, but proudly, second the member for Melbourne Ports' motion.

Question agreed to.

Original question, as amended, agreed to.