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SOCIAL ISSUES—INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, BIPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1251—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) that 17 May is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia on which individuals and organisations are encouraged to take a stand against sex and gender-based prejudice in the community, and

  (ii) the physical and psychological harm caused by harassment and discrimination, including much higher rates of anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community compared with the general population; and

 (b) calls on senators and other members of Parliament individually to commit to the `No to Homophobia' campaign pledge to always stand up against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and to promote this campaign within the Australian community.


Statements by leave: The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins) and Senator Hanson-Young, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,9


Senators—
Di NataleMilneSiewert (Teller)Whish-Wilson
Hanson-YoungRhiannonWatersWright
Ludlam

NOES, 32


Senators—
BackCrossinLudwigPolley
BernardiEdwardsLundyRuston
BilykFeeneyMadiganSingh
CameronFifieldMarshallStephens
Carr, KimFurnerMcEwenSterle
CashGallacherMcLucasThistlethwaite
CollinsKroger (Teller)MooreThorp
CormannLinesParryUrquhart

Question negatived.