Senate debates

Thursday, 24 November 2011



Photo of Bob BrownBob Brown (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

To move:

That the Senate—

  (a)   congratulates the Parliament of Papua New Guinea for passing, by an overwhelming majority, the constitutional amendment to create 22 reserved seats for women in its national parliament;

  (b)   recognises the leadership and hard work of the women of Papua New Guinea, who have been advocating for this reform for many years;

  (c)   acknowledges that the next step is enabling legislation that will create the 22 new reserved seats for each province; and

  (d)   looks forward to seeing the reforms finalised in time to allow women candidates to stand for these seats in the 2012 national election.

To move:

That the Senate—

  (a)   notes the recent admission of Palestine as the 195th member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO]; and

  (b)   calls on the Government to help facilitate, as best it can, the nomination from Palestine for a number of cultural sites, including the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, to be classified as a World Heritage site.


Posted on 27 Nov 2011 3:31 pm

Next thing we will have Bob Brown advocating seats specified for racial groups.

His advocacy of Sexual Apartheid reminds me of South Africa.

Why does he persist in voting against motions condemning totalitarian regimes which his party members were supporters of.