Senate debates

Wednesday, 23 November 2011



4:28 pm

Photo of Cory BernardiCory Bernardi (SA, Liberal Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Leader of the Opposition) Share this | Hansard source

I, and also on behalf of Senator Madigan, move:

That the Senate notes:

(a) that 17 December is the anniversary of the shooting of Polish workers in Gdynia in 1970, where soldiers fired into the crowd of defenceless workers emerging from their trains to return to work, killing and wounding hundreds,

(b) that, as the protest spread, the communist Government under Soviet rule then deployed special police squads and soldiers equipped with heavy tanks and machine guns, killing 40 people, wounding more than 1 000 people and arresting 3 000 people; and

(c) the failure of the pro Warsaw Pact Socialist Party of Australia to condemn these crimes against humanity.

Question put.

The Senate divided [16:30]

(The President—Senator Hogg)

Question negatived.


Posted on 23 Apr 2012 7:01 am

How disgraceful that the Australian Parliament should vote against a motion condemming the shooting of workers.