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Monday, 13 October 2008
Page: 5781


Senator HANSON-YOUNG (3:58 PM) —I move:

   That the Senate—

(a)   notes that:

(i)   Friday, 10 October 2008 marked the sixth annual World Day Against the Death Penalty, and

(ii)   this day of action was established in 2003 by the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty in a commitment to the universal abolition of capital punishment; and

(b)   calls on the Rudd Government to urge the 60 remaining nation states that continue to use the death penalty as a form of punishment, to abolish the death penalty as a matter of urgency, and halt all executions of those sentenced to death.

Question agreed to.