Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


Norman, Mr Peter

3:39 pm

Photo of Richard Di NataleRichard Di Natale (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 861 standing in my name relating to Mr Peter Norman and the 1968 Olympic Games.

Leave granted.

I move the motion as amended:

That the Senate—

(a) recognises the achievements of Peter Norman who won the silver medal in the 200m sprint at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics;

(b) acknowledges his brave action in the cause of racial equality by wearing an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge during the medal ceremony as African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos famously gave the 'black power' salute;

(c) apologises to Peter Norman and his family for the failure to acknowledge his brave act and the failure to invite him as an official guest to the Sydney Olympic Games.

I seek leave to make a short statement.


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