Senate debates

Tuesday, 4 March 2014



3:42 pm

Photo of Catryna BilykCatryna Bilyk (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 139 standing in my name for today relating to Ukraine.

Leave granted.

I move the motion as amended:

That the Senate—

(a) notes, with concern, the decision of the Russian Parliament to authorise the use of force against Ukraine;

(b) supports the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s call for the preservation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty;

(c) urges all parties to exercise restraint, and to seek to resolve the situation peacefully; and

(d) calls on the Australian Government to continue to work together with the international community, including as a member of the UN Security Council, to seek a peaceful resolution to the situation in Ukraine through dialogue.

Question agreed to.