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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—WEST PAPUA

Senator Di Natale, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 502—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) in the week beginning 16 October 2011 the West Papuan people held their third Papuan National Congress in Jayapura,

  (ii) the congress was a peaceful gathering of thousands of delegates from all over West Papua, and

  (iii) the congress elected leaders to speak for the Papuan people;

 (b) condemns the violent crackdown that left seven Papuans dead and many more injured;

 (c) calls for an immediate end to violence in the area;

 (d) recognises the rights of the people of West Papua to freely travel, assemble and discuss their own future; and

 (e) calls for the humane treatment and timely release of those arrested.

Statements by leave: The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) and Senator Di Natale, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,11


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamRhiannonWright
Di NataleMadiganSiewert (Teller)Xenophon
Hanson-YoungMilneWaters

NOES, 35


Senators—
AbetzCormannMacdonaldPolley
AdamsCrossinMarshallPratt
BackEdwardsMcEwenSingh
BilykFifieldMcKenzieSinodinos
BishopFisherMcLucasSterle
BoyceGallacherMooreThistlethwaite
CameronKroger (Teller)NashUrquhart
CashLudwigParryWilliams
ColbeckLundyPayne

Question negatived.