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17    Foreign Affairs—Ukraine

Senator Bilyk amended general business notice of motion no. 139 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes, with concern, the decision of the Russian Parliament to authorise the use of force against Ukraine;

    (b)   supports the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s call for the preservation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty;

     (c)   urges all parties to exercise restraint, and to seek to resolve the situation peacefully; and

    (d)   calls on the Australian Government to continue to work together with the international community, including as a member of the UN Security Council, to seek a peaceful resolution to the situation in Ukraine through dialogue.

Question put and passed.