Senate debates

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Motions

United States Presidential Election

4:03 pm

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

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) condemns the misogynistic, hateful comments made by the Republican candidate for President of the United States of America, Mr Donald Trump, about women and minorities, including the remarks revealed over the weekend that clearly describe sexual assault;

(b) reflects on the divisive, destructive impact that hate speech from political candidates and members of elected office has on our community;

(c) requests that every member of the Senate refrain from making racist, sexist comments, both in this chamber and outside it; and

(d) calls on the Government to join the Senate in its condemnation of both Mr Donald Trump and hate speech in all its forms.

I seek leave to make a short statement.

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