Senate debates

Tuesday, 13 June 2017



3:57 pm

Photo of Anne UrquhartAnne Urquhart (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

At the request of Senator Moore, I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

  (i) the return of 82 young women held captive for three years by Islamist militants in Nigeria, and

  (ii) that in April 2014, as part of a world-wide campaign calling for the release of the group of 270 schoolgirls captured from their high school, women from across the Australian Parliament, gathered in the forecourt to show their support for the 'Bring Them Home' project;

(b) acknowledges the work of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Swiss and Nigerian governments to negotiate appropriate settlement to ensure the safety and the return of these young women;

(c) supports continuing efforts to complete the return of the many young women still believed held by Boko Haram; and

(d) condemns the actions of the militants in the region.

Question agreed to.


marcia flower
Posted on 14 Jun 2017 1:21 pm (Report this comment)

we have more important issues like getting our homeless children off the streets. our own backyard is in despair how about we get that right first

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