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Thursday, 25 August 2011
Page: 5537

Senator BOB BROWN (TasmaniaLeader of the Australian Greens) (12:43): I move:

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that a series of Australian citizens have been arrested and held in prison in China in recent years without prompt notification to the Australian Government; and

   (b)   calls on China to fulfil its diplomatic obligation and promptly notify Australia if any Australian citizen is apprehended in the future.

Question negatived.