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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—RUSSIA—HUMAN RIGHTS

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 597—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg in Russia has proposed a new law which will allow authorities to impose fines for public discussion of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) issues, and

  (ii) the law would undermine the right to freedom of assembly and expression for LGBTI activists and community members, and has been condemned by human rights groups worldwide, including Amnesty International; and

 (b) condemns the continuing discrimination in legislation against LGBTI people by a number of governments across the world.

Question put and negatived.