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Thursday, 11 October 2012
Page: 7971


Senator WRIGHT (South Australia) (12:00): I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No 978 relating to the service of overseas peacekeepers.

Leave granted.

Senator WRIGHT: I move the motion as amended in the terms circulated in the chamber:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) approximately 70 000 Australian Defence Force and Australian Federal Police personnel have been deployed on over 60 peacekeeping operations throughout the world,

(ii) 48 Australians have died on peacekeeping missions overseas, and

(iii) Australian peacekeepers have made a significant contribution to international peace and security; and

(b) calls on the Government to ask the Council of the Australian War Memorial, in recognition of the important service and sacrifice of the 48 Australian peacekeepers who have given their lives in the service of their country, to consider including peacekeepers on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial.

Question agreed to.