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Thursday, 26 June 2014
Page: 4007

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Senator Fifield to move:

That consideration of the business before the Senate on the following days be interrupted at approximately 5 pm, but not so as to interrupt a senator speaking, to enable senators to make their first speeches without any question before the chair, as follows:

(a) Wednesday, 9 July 2014—Senator Leyonhjelm;

(b) Tuesday, 15 July 2014—Senator Reynolds; and

(c) Wednesday, 16 July 2014—Senators McGrath and Canavan.

Senator Whish-Wilson to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the Government of Brunei Darussalam’s recently adopted penal code, which threatens the human rights of minority groups, including women, religious minorities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals; and

(b) calls on the Government to insist that Brunei address these human rights violations as a condition of it participating any further in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations.