Senate debates

Thursday, 4 February 2021


International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

11:59 am

Photo of Janet RiceJanet Rice (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

The Greens wholeheartedly support this motion. We must never forget the six million Jewish people, including 1½ million children, who were murdered during the Holocaust along with the Roma and Sinti peoples, same-sex attracted people and disabled who were specifically targeted by the Nazis and their collaborators for annihilation. Nor must we forget all who have perished since because of anti-Semitism and white supremacism. It's up to all of us in this place to fight the rise of extremist groups that seek to sow division and hate and to do Australians harm. The gathering of neo-Nazi extremists in the Grampians on Gunditjmara country over the 'Invasion Day' weekend, on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, should be a wake-up call to us all. Nazis are not a thing of the past. Our leaders must call them out.

Question agreed to.


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