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Tuesday, 25 March 1997
Page: 2382


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

That the Senate—

(a)   notes that the Prime Minister (Mr Howard) will meet China's Premier Li Peng and President Jiang Zemin on his forthcoming overseas trip;

(b)   requests the Prime Minister to raise with the Premier and President the matter of repression of human rights and environmental and cultural degradation in Tibet;

(c)   notes that the Minister representing the Prime Minister (Senator Hill) has already undertaken to ascertain whether the Prime Minister will raise these matters during his visit; and

(d)   requests Senator Hill to inform the Senate before it rises for Easter whether the Prime Minister will accede to this request.