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Wednesday, 4 December 2002
Page: 7171

Senator BROWN (Tasmania) (3.57 p.m.)—I move:

That, regarding Australian permanent resident Dr Lesley McCulloch, now imprisoned in Aceh, Indonesia, the Senate calls on the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr Downer) to:

(a) seek an explanation from Indonesia for the delay of Dr McCulloch's trial from 27 November to 19 December 2002;

(b) have Australian representatives visit Dr McCulloch and give her any reasonable assistance; and

(c) ensure Dr McCulloch and her rights, including consular access, are not compromised by moves to declare or impose martial law in Aceh.

Question negatived.


Senator Brown —I ask that Senator Nettle and I have our yes vote recorded.