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    15   PETER » « NORMAN »

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

(1)    recognises the extraordinary athletic achievements of the late « Peter » « Norman » , who won the silver medal in the 200 metres sprint running event at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, in a time of 20.06 seconds, which still stands as the Australian record;

(2)    acknowledges the bravery of « Peter » « Norman » in donning an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge on the podium, in solidarity with African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who gave the ‘black power’ salute;

(3)    apologises to « Peter » « Norman » for the wrong done by Australia in failing to send him to the 1972 Munich Olympics, despite repeatedly qualifying; and

(4)    belatedly recognises the powerful role that « Peter » « Norman » played in furthering racial equality—

Debate resumed by Dr Leigh who moved, by leave, as an amendment—Omit paragraph (3), substitute:

(3)    apologises to « Peter » « Norman for the treatment he received upon his return to Australia, and the failure to fully recognise his inspirational role before his untimely death in 2006; and

Debate continued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put and passed.

Question—That the motion, as amended, be agreed to—put and passed.