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Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Page: 330


Senator SIEWERT (Western AustraliaAustralian Greens Whip) (15:56): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) acknowledges that 4,444 people made allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the Catholic Church, including the clergy, between January 1980 and February 2015;

(b) notes that allegations of criminal misconduct against Cardinal George Pell have been forwarded to the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions by the Victorian Police; and

(c) calls on Cardinal George Pell to return to Australia to assist the Victorian Police and Office of Public Prosecutions with their investigations into these matters.

Question agreed to.