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WOMEN— FORCED» «ADOPTION» POLICIES

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 804—That the Senate—

 (a) recognises the grief, pain and anguish suffered by thousands of mothers who were victims of the «forced» «adoption» policies implemented by state governments for decades; and

 (b) acknowledges:

  (i) this pain and grief is ongoing, and

  (ii) these mothers deserve an «apology for the pain and anguish they have suffered and continue to suffer.

Question put and negatived.