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Wednesday, 23 March 1994
Page: 2007


Senator CHAMARETTE —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes:

    (i)that the Prime Minister (Mr Keating) is about to visit Vietnam, and

    (ii)the deep concern of many Vietnamese about the lack of freedom of religion in Vietnam, particularly for buddhists and its traditional church, the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam; and

  (b)urges the Prime Minister to raise the ongoing demands for democratisation, liberalisation and other human freedoms for millions of ordinary people with the Government of Vietnam while on his visit.