Senate debates

Wednesday, 24 July 2019


Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

3:37 pm

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

At the request of Senator Bilyk, I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that 17 July 2019 marked the fifth anniversary since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine;

(b) expresses its deepest sympathy to the families of the 298 innocent passengers and crew, including 38 who called Australia home, who were killed in this tragedy;

(c) commends the work of the Australian Federal Police for their integral role in the Joint Investigation Team (JIT);

(d) welcomes the announcement of the JIT supporting the prosecution of three Russians and one Ukrainian for their alleged roles in the downing of MH17;

(e) calls on Russia to do everything in its power to ensure that the four men charged with this crime can stand trial in the Netherlands; and

(f) expresses its support for ongoing efforts by authorities in Australia, Ukraine, Malaysia, Belgium and the Netherlands to bring those responsible for this horrendous crime to justice.

Question agreed to.