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The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Ms Saffin—That this House:

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

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

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

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

(5)    calls on the Australian Government to:

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

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

(c)    maintain efforts to enforce a universal arms embargo against Burma; and

(d)   support at the highest levels of Government the efforts of Aung San Suu Kyi and her colleagues to restore democracy and peace ( see item No. 2, Votes and Proceedings )—

Debate resumed.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.