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WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2012

Senator Hanson-Young, also on behalf of Senator Lundy, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 786—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that Wednesday, 20 June 2012 is World Refugee Day, recognising the importance of international commitment to worldwide protection of refugees under the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees;


 (b) notes that the 2012 theme of World Refugee Day is `Refugees Have No Choice: You Do', which acknowledges the tragic conflicts and deadly persecution that lead people to seek protection in countries that are not their own, leaving behind their history, property and loved ones in search of a safe new life; and

 (c) calls on the Government to reaffirm Australia's commitments under the 1951 Convention.

Question put and passed.