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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—RUSSIA—HUMAN RIGHTS

Senator McEwen, at the request of Senators Pratt and Hanson-Young and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 638—That the Senate expresses grave concern:

 (a) regarding discriminatory legislation against lesbian, bi, gay and transgender people currently before the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg in Russia; and

 (b) that these proposed laws undermine the human rights of lesbian, bi, gay and transgender people and breach human rights treaty obligations to which Russia is signatory.

Question put and passed.