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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—UGANDA—HUMAN RIGHTS

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 166—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) the increase in incitement and acts of homophobic violence in Uganda in recent months, and

  (ii) in particular, the murder of leading gay rights activist, Mr David Kato;

 (b) recognises:

  (i) the Ugandan Government's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, introduced on 14 October 2009, seeks to criminalise homosexuality and impose the death penalty on HIV positive people who have sex, and

  (ii) that some media outlets in Uganda are actively encouraging the killing of homosexuals; and

 (c) calls on the Federal Government to condemn homophobic violence in Uganda and moves to criminalise homosexuality.

Question put and passed.