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INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE

Senator Wright, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 814—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) Tuesday, 26 June 2012 marks the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, and

  (ii) torture is a gross violation of human rights;

 (b) recognises that:

  (i) victims of torture require support and assistance as they rebuild their lives and undergo the rehabilitation necessary to resume as full a life as possible, and

  (ii) Australian, Mr David Hicks, experienced torture and cruel and degrading treatment during his detention in Guantanamo Bay; and

 (c) calls on the Government to conduct an independent inquiry into the former Australian Government's role in Mr Hicks' detention, treatment and unfair trial.

Question put.


The Senate divided—

AYES, 8

Senators—

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam (Teller)

Milne

Rhiannon

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

NOES, 37

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Boyce

Cameron

Cash

Colbeck

Collins

Cormann

Crossin

Edwards

Farrell

Faulkner

Fawcett

Feeney

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Furner

Gallacher

Kroger

Lundy

Madigan

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McKenzie

McLucas

Moore

Nash

Parry

Polley

Pratt

Singh

Smith

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Question negatived.