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Notice given 6 September 2005

240  Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Allison) and Senator McLucas: To move—That the Senate—

(a) recognises that the United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s report on achieving the Millennium Development Goals, In larger freedom , calls on governments to ensure universal access to reproductive health services;

(b) acknowledges that in January 2005 the Prime Minister (Mr Howard) reaffirmed the vision of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) for human development, social justice, economic progress and environmental preservation and called on the international community, national governments and private philanthropic organisations to prioritise the ICPD Program of Action; and

(c) recognises that access to sexual and reproductive health is also a critical strategy towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment, the third of the Millennium Development Goals.

( As amended on 8 September 2005 .)