Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2018


Global Citizen

3:39 pm

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

I ask that Senator Rice's name be added to government business notice of motion No. 986 standing in the name of Senator Moore.

Photo of Scott RyanScott Ryan (President) Share this | | Hansard source

It is so added.

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

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

That the Senate:

(a) notes:

  (i) the work of the organisation Global Citizen, which is a movement of engaged citizens who work towards ending extreme poverty and empowering girls and women,

  (ii) that on 16 August 2018, Global Citizen launched the #SheisEqual campaign in Brisbane, which calls on citizens around the world to stand up for female empowerment and gender equality and ensure opportunities for girls and women everywhere, and

  (iii) Australia's commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG5, which concerns the pursuit of gender equality, and the focus of gender equality in Australia's International Development Program;

(b) acknowledges:

  (i) that in order for Australia to prosper, women need to be empowered to take up opportunities,

  (ii) the importance of empowering women and girls across the world to ensure that they are able to receive health, education and not be discriminated against, and

  (iii) the significant work of Global Citizen in creating a network of passionate individuals who work to end extreme poverty throughout the world; and

(c) calls on the Federal Government to:

  (i) acknowledge the importance of supporting health, education and opportunities for women, both in Australia and around the world, and

  (ii) support the goals of the Global Citizen #SheisEqual movement, including:

(A) women's economic empowerment,

(B) ending gender discrimination in the law,

(C) girls' education, including in emergencies, and

(D) ending hunger and malnutrition for women and girls.

Question agreed to.