Senate debates

Monday, 18 March 2024

Questions without Notice

Middle East

3:50 pm

Photo of Mehreen FaruqiMehreen Faruqi (NSW, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

My question is of the minister representing Minister Wong. Under intense pressure from the community and the Greens, the Labor government has been forced to reverse its disgraceful suspension of UNRWA funding. It is clear that funding was suspended by Minister Wong without any evidence and that this compounded starvation and suffering for Palestinians. Human Rights Watch, Oxfam and others have said that Israel is using starvation as a weapon of war. At least 23 children in northern Gaza have died from malnutrition and dehydration—


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