Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Libya: War Graves
I, and also on behalf of my friend and colleague Senator Williams, move:
That the Senate—
(a) condemns the wanton desecration of 238 Allied and Australian graves at the Benghazi Commonwealth War Cemetery in Libya by radical militants;
(b) acknowledges that the headstones of 52 Australians were damaged in the attack;
(c) remembers all Australians who served in north Africa during World War II; and
(d) calls on the Libyan Government to meet the costs of restoring the cemetery, noting that Australia alone has given more than $44 million in humanitarian aid assistance to Libya since 2011, making Australia the third-largest aid donor to Libya.
Question agreed to.