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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—HUMAN RIGHTS—MR DAVID HICKS

Senator Wright, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 940—That the Senate—

 (a) recognises that:

  (i) torture is a gross violation of human rights,

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

  (iii) recent reports indicate that, while incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay, Mr Hicks was forcibly administered drugs such as mefloquine for non-therapeutic purposes, which is known to cause psychotic side effects and brain damage; and

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

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,11


Senators—
Di NataleMadiganSiewert (Teller)Wright
Hanson-YoungMilneWatersXenophon
LudlamRhiannonWhish-Wilson

NOES, 42



Senators—
BackEdwardsKroger (Teller)Ryan
BernardiEgglestonLudwigScullion
BilykFarrellMarshallSmith
BishopFaulknerMasonStephens
BoswellFeeneyMcEwenSterle
CameronFierravanti-WellsMcKenzieThistlethwaite
Carr, KimFifieldMcLucasThorp
ColbeckFurnerMooreUrquhart
CollinsGallacherParryWilliams
ConroyHeffernanPolley
CrossinHoggRuston

Question negatived.