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Tuesday, 3 May 1994
Page: 35

Senator CHAMARETTE —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

    (a)welcomes the historic elections in South Africa which have set that country on the road to a fully representative democracy;

    (b)commends the example that South Africa has given to the rest of the world in the way the vast majority of people have embraced a peaceful road to change and have turned away from violence;

    (c)thanks President de Klerk for the dignified, honourable way he has led his government and country to majority rule;

    (d)congratulates President-elect Nelson Mandela for the African National Congress' magnificent win in the elections; and

    (e)calls on the Australian Government to do all within its power to assist the new government and parliament in their massive task of restructuring and rebuilding the Republic of South Africa.