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LAW AND JUSTICE—COMMONWEALTH ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS

Senator Wright, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 826—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that: 

  (i) in September 2011, the Government released a public discussion paper seeking community views on the consolidation of Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws, and

  (ii) approximately 270 submissions were received;

 (b) recognises that the Government has committed to introducing new protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity; and

 (c) calls on the Government to introduce, as a matter of priority, legislation that ensures Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws are consistent with Australia's international human rights obligations.

Question put and passed.