Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2018


World Humanitarian Day

3:36 pm

Photo of Anne UrquhartAnne Urquhart (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

At the request of Senators Singh and Moore, I move:

That the Senate:

(a) notes that 19 August 2018 was World Humanitarian Day, and this year's theme is #NotATarget, recognising that humanitarian workers should not be targeted in conflict;

(b) acknowledges the millions of civilians around the world whose lives have been caught up in conflict;

(c) honours the brave health and aid workers who are targeted or obstructed from delivering appropriate aid to people in need; and

(d) pays tribute to the government employees, members of civil society and representatives of international organisations and agencies who risk their lives to provide humanitarian aid and protection.

Question agreed to.