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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—DALAI LAMA

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), also on behalf of Senator Xenophon, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 267—That the Senate—

 (a) endorses the meetings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Coalition leaders Messers Tony Abbott and Warren Truss, and Australian Greens' Leader Senator Bob Brown;

 (b) expresses disappointment that neither the Prime Minister (Ms Gillard) nor the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr Rudd) were available to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama;

 (c) notes that the last Prime Minister to meet His Holiness was Mr John Howard in 2007; and

 (d) wishes the people of Tibet well in their aspiration to have His Holiness return home to Tibet's capital, Lhasa.

Question put and passed.