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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—ISRAEL—BOYCOTT

Senator Boswell amended general business notice of motion no. 355 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the Senate—

 (a) condemns certain extremist groups and individuals and their calls for a boycott of the Israeli confectionery company `Max Brenner' and all other Israeli companies that manufacture and sell products to and within Israel, as part of the Global Boycott Divestments and Sanctions, banning any links with Israeli organisations or organisations that support Israel and prohibiting any academic, government, sporting or cultural exchanges with Israel;

 (b) acknowledges that Israel is a legitimate and democratic state and a good friend of Australia;

 (c) recognises the right of the company Max Brenner to operate in Australia as a lawful and legitimate business, which should be able to operate unhindered and without persecution;

 (d) denounces the boycott of this business and any other business engaging in free and lawful trade with the state of Israel; and

 (e) calls on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to investigate any secondary boycotts being imposed on Max Brenner confectionery stores.

Question put and passed. All Australian Greens senators, by leave, recorded their votes for the noes.