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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—LIBYA—AUSTRALIAN WAR GRAVES

Senator Ronaldson, also on behalf of Senator Williams, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 685—That the Senate—

 (a) condemns the wanton desecration of 238 Allied and Australian graves at the Benghazi Commonwealth War Cemetery in Libya by radical militants;

 (b) acknowledges that the headstones of 52 Australians were damaged in the attack;

 (c) remembers all Australians who served in north Africa during World War II; and

 (d) calls on the Libyan Government to meet the costs of restoring the cemetery, noting that Australia alone has given more than $44 million in humanitarian aid assistance to Libya since 2011, making Australia the third-largest aid donor to Libya.

Question put and passed.