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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—LIBYAN STUDENTS

Senator Hanson-Young amended general business notice of motion no. 353 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) there are more than 650 Libyan students enrolled in Australia, and

  (ii) the broader political situation in Libya and the international economic sanctions imposed on Libya threatens the funding available to many of these students;

 (b) recognises that a solution was established to assist Libyan students in Canada and the United States of America to access Libyan Government funds to enable students to continue their studies; and

 (c) calls on the Australian Government to pursue similar action to enable Libyan students to continue their studies in Australia.

Question put and passed.