Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 March 2014


South Sudan

4:07 pm

Photo of Christine MilneChristine Milne (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I, and also on behalf of Senator Singh, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the ongoing violent conflict in South Sudan;

(b) supports Australia's commitment of additional resources to the United Nations (UN) Mission in South Sudan and to UN efforts to bring peace and stability to South Sudan;

(c) supports an appropriate contribution by the Australian Government to promoting constructive dialogue between the various groups in the conflict; and

(d) calls on:

(i) all parties to the conflict in South Sudan to:

  (A) immediately end armed conflict,

  (B) respect the mandate and neutrality of the UN mission, and

  (C) take measures to ensure the safety of all UN personnel, and

(ii) the Australian Government to:

  (A) provide immediate humanitarian assistance to those at most serious risk, seeking the advice of the Australian South Sudanese communities about how best to target assistance, and

  (B) support and resource projects in Australia that address divisions in the South Sudanese Australian community and promote harmony and unity.

Question agreed to.