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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—SYRIA

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1100—That the Senate—

 (a) recognises the worsening conflict in Syria that has resulted in two million displaced citizens and a further 743 000 Syrians who are seeking refuge outside of their home country;

 (b) acknowledges the scope of the humanitarian response by the Jordanian, Lebanese, Iraqi, Egyptian and Turkish authorities and the harsh conditions in many refugee camps, particularly during winter;


 (c) notes the $10 million in additional aid provided by the Australian Government, announced in the week beginning 27 January 2013, to the international humanitarian effort in support of Syrian refugees; and

 (d) urges the Government to continue to do everything within its means to assist the international humanitarian effort and its push for a ceasefire to secure a plural, democratic Syria.

Question put and passed.