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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—THIRD OPTIONAL PROTOCOL ON THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 689—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) the launch of the Third Optional Protocol on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which proposes four procedures for children, young people, and their advocates to report a violation of child rights directly to the Committee on the Rights of the Child,


  (ii) that the Third Optional Protocol opened for signature on 28 February 2012 and was signed on that day by countries, including Austria, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mali, Montenegro, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Uruguay, and

  (iii) the Third Optional Protocol offers a crucial opportunity to strengthen mechanisms for equality and justice for all children and young people in Australia; and

 (b) calls on the Government to ensure that Australia signs on to the Third Optional Protocol on the Convention on the Rights of the Child without delay.

Statements by leave: The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins) and Senator Hanson-Young, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,10


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamSiewert (Teller)Wright
Di NataleMilneWatersXenophon
Hanson-YoungRhiannon

NOES, 35


Senators—
BackFaulknerLudwigParry
BoyceFawcettLundyPolley
Brown, CarolFeeneyMadiganPratt
CameronFifieldMarshallRonaldson
CashFisherMcEwenStephens
ColbeckFurnerMcKenzieThistlethwaite
CollinsGallacherMcLucasUrquhart
CormannHumphriesMooreWilliams
EdwardsKroger (Teller)Nash

Question negatived.