Senate debates

Thursday, 28 June 2012


Human Rights

2:31 am

Photo of Penny WrightPenny Wright (SA, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

  (a)   notes that:   

     (i)   in September 2011, the Government released a public discussion paper seeking community views on the consolidation of Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws, and

     (ii)   approximately 270 submissions were received;

  (b)   recognises that the Government has committed to introducing new protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity; and

  (c)   calls on the Government to introduce, as a matter of priority, legislation that ensures Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws are consistent with Australia's international human rights obligations.

Question agreed to.