Senate debates

Monday, 20 June 2011


World Refugee Day

3:37 pm

Photo of Sarah Hanson-YoungSarah Hanson-Young (SA, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a)   notes that:

20 June is World Refugee Day,

(ii)   the theme for 2011 is '1 refugee without hope is too many', and

(iii)   events will be held across the country to engage Australians in this important day;

(b)   recognises that:

(i)   2011 is the 60th anniversary of the Refugee Convention, and

(ii)   there are more than 10 million refugees around the world; and

(c)   calls on the Government to encourage other countries within our region to sign the Refugee Convention.

Question agreed to.