Senate debates

Tuesday, 11 October 2011



3:56 pm

Photo of Bob BrownBob Brown (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a)   notes the asseveration of the Prime Minister (Ms Gillard) that, in the issue of relations between Palestine and Israel, 'direct negotiation is the only true path to peace';

(b)   recognises that negotiations are most likely to succeed if they are between equals; and

(c)   backs the United Nations initiative for recognition of Palestine as a member state.

Question put.

The Senate divided. [15:57]

(The Deputy President—Senator Parry)

Question negatived.