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Thursday, 14 September 2006
Page: 21


Senator STEPHENS (10:10 AM) —by leave—I move:

That the Senate—

(a)   records its deep regret at the death, on Sunday, 10 September 2006, of Mr Hakim Taniwal who was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan;

(b)   recognises that Mr Taniwal, having fled his country in 1980, arrived in Australia with his wife as a refugee, returned to Afghanistan in 2002 to contribute to the rebuilding of his homeland and by serving as the Governor of Paktia in eastern Afghanistan; and

(c)   extends its profound sympathy to Mr Taniwal’s family in their bereavement.

Question agreed to.