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Tuesday, 3 May 1994
Page: 35


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

  That the Senate—

    (a)notes:

      (i)the terrible sacrifices, suffering, hardship and loss of life in the long struggle for freedom and democracy in South Africa, and

      (ii)the courage of all those who strived for democracy, from Nelson Mandela to F W de Klerk and to the millions of others who made the election possible;

    (b)expresses support for the spirit of optimism, determination and goodwill evident during this first non-racial election and hopes this continues in the post-election period;

    (c)recognises the decade-long efforts of a wide range of Australians from all political persuasions in support of human rights in South Africa;

    (d)welcomes the return of South Africa as a democratic nation to the Commonwealth of Nations; and

    (e)shares the sentiments of the new national anthem of South Africa `Nkosi Sikelel' i-Africa' or `God Bless Africa'.