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21    Law and Justice— Rights of LGBTIQ people

Senator Urquhart, at the request of Senators Wong, Smith and Rice and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 627—That the Senate—

               (a)       recognises that:

                                     (i)       lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people face discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation and identity,

                                    (ii)       LGBTIQ people everywhere deserve to live in safe and inclusive societies, and

                                  (iii)       Australian society embraces diversity, ensuring that LGBTIQ people are safe, valued and respected;

               (b)       notes:

                                     (i)       that Australian Governments of both persuasions have sought to promote and protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer human rights in Australia and internationally, and

                                    (ii)       the ongoing and urgent challenges facing the protection of LGBTIQ human rights; and

                (c)       urges all parliamentarians to unreservedly commit to protecting the rights of LGBTIQ people and communities globally.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.