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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—POLAND

Senator Bernardi, also on behalf of Senator Madigan, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 581—That the Senate notes:

 (a) that 17 December is the anniversary of the shooting of Polish workers in Gdynia in 1970, where soldiers fired into the crowd of defenceless workers emerging from their trains to return to work, killing and wounding hundreds;

 (b) that, as the protest spread, the communist Government under Soviet rule then deployed special police squads and soldiers equipped with heavy tanks and machine guns, killing 40 people, wounding more than 1 000 people and arresting 3 000 people; and

 (c) the failure of the pro-Warsaw Pact Socialist Party of Australia to condemn these crimes against humanity.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,31


Senators—
AbetzColbeckHeffernanParry
AdamsCormannHumphriesRonaldson
BackEdwardsKroger (Teller)Ryan
BernardiEgglestonMacdonaldScullion
BoswellFawcettMadiganSinodinos
BoyceFierravanti-WellsMasonWilliams
BushbyFifieldMcKenzieXenophon
CashFisherNash

NOES, 35



Senators—
ArbibDi NataleLundySiewert
BishopFarrellMarshallSingh
Brown, BobFaulknerMcEwen (Teller)Stephens
Brown, CarolFurnerMcLucasSterle
CameronGallacherMilneThistlethwaite
CarrHanson-YoungMooreUrquhart
CollinsHoggPolleyWaters
ConroyLudlamPrattWright
CrossinLudwigRhiannon

Question negatived.