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     4   Australia and the European Union

Mr Wallace, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)        the ‘EU-Australia Leadership Forum’ was launched by Minister Bishop at Parliament House on 18 October 2016 following the European Union in Brussels, presented by Minister Bishop and European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini on 8 September 2016;

(b)        the Forum will bring together a broad representation of talented individuals in government, business, academic and civil society from both Australia and the European Union to discuss common challenges and opportunities;

(c)        Australia and the European Union are liberal democracies that share unwavering commitment to the rule of law and open markets to secure peace and prosperity for their citizens; and

(d)        the Australian Government intends to encourage closer economic cooperation with the European Union through the negotiation of a European Union-Australia Free Trade Agreement; and

(2)        welcomes these positive developments in the European Union-Australia relationship.

Debate ensued.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.