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Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Page: 1510
Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) [5:22 PM] —I move:

   That the Senate—

(a)   welcomes the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest on behalf of the Australian people;

(b)   congratulates the Burmese pro-democracy movement for its steadfast resistance to military rule and ongoing campaign for democracy;

(c)   calls for the immediate and unconditional release of more than 2 000 political prisoners still detained in Burma;

(d)   calls on Burmese authorities to embark on a genuine process of national reconciliation and engage in dialogue with all of Burma’s ethnic groups; and

(e)   calls on the Australian Government to:

(i)   make the most of this opportunity to bring about lasting reform for Burma and its people,

(ii)   investigate all options for progressing a United Nations commission of inquiry into human rights abuses and war crimes in Burma,

(iii)   reinforce the campaign for political reform in Burma with increased engagement through government and diplomatic channels,

(iv)   maintain efforts to enforce a universal arms embargo against Burma, and

(v)   support at the highest levels of government the efforts of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her colleagues to restore democracy and peace in Burma.