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Notice given 27 November 2006

638  Senator Stott Despoja: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) 25 November was White Ribbon Day, the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women,

 

 (ii) White Ribbon Day marks the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, a world-wide event encouraging action to end violence against women, which ends on International Human Rights Day on 10 December,

(iii) 2006, which is the 16th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign, celebrates activists who have made the campaign a success and honours women human rights defenders who have suffered intimidation and violence for their activism,

(iv) it is estimated that more than 1 million women have experienced violence in a relationship and that for more than two-thirds of women victims of violence, their children had witnessed the violence, and

(v) the White Ribbon Day campaign receives no government funding; and

(b) calls on the Government to fund the 2007 White Ribbon Day campaign, as a demonstration of its commitment to preventing violence against women.

641  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move—That the Senate calls for a halt to all logging destruction in Tasmania’s Weld River valley until and unless:

(a) the Government completes a World Heritage evaluation of the forests;

(b) the Tasmanian Government shows that there is no prudent or feasible option to that destruction;

(c) an independent evaluation of the valley’s long-term economic value, including its tourism potential and carbon sink value, has been completed; and

(d) the full loss of water, carbon, biodiversity and honey production value from the destruction proposed is known.