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LAW AND JUSTICE—TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

Senator Hanson-Young, also on behalf of Senator Pratt, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 598—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) 20 November was Transgender Day of Remembrance,

  (ii) the event began in 1999 in San Francisco in the United States of America to honour Ms Rita Hester, who was murdered on 28 November 1998, and

  (iii) the annual event provides an opportunity to remember all those transgender people who have been killed in acts of anti-transgender violence;

 (b) recognises that transgender people continue to be victims of violent crimes in both Australia and overseas; and

 (c) calls on the Government to advocate for the rights of transgender people at both a national and international level.

Question put and passed.