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Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Page: 485


Senator SIEWERT (Western AustraliaAustralian Greens Whip) (15:40): At the request of Senator Milne, I move:

That the Senate—

(a) welcomes the Egyptian Government's decision to unconditionally release and deport Australian journalist, Mr Peter Greste;

(b) recognises the tireless work of the Greste family, the Australian Government, the Ambassador and embassy staff in Cairo, and supporters of free press in Australia and around the world in advocating for the release of Mr Greste; and

(c) calls on the Egyptian Government to uphold freedom of the press and ensure the just and timely release of Mr Greste's Al Jazeera colleagues, Mr Mohamed Fahmy and Mr Baher Mohamed.

Question agreed to.