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Wednesday, 11 May 1994
Page: 568

  Motion (by Senator Margetts)—as amended—by leave—agreed to:

  That the Senate—

  (a)deplores the violence in Rwanda which has resulted in the killing of 200 000 people since fighting began on 6 April 1994;

  (b)welcomes the Australian Government's recent aid decisions providing a total of $1.5 million to relief organisations working to alleviate the suffering arising from the conflict in Rwanda;

  (c)recognises the extreme nature of the situation and the urgent needs of the 1.3 million displaced people, in particular the need for food supplies and the need for medical supplies to treat malaria, diarrhoea and respiratory infections; and

  (d)calls on the Australian Government:

    (i)to make efforts to stop the flow of arms into Rwanda,

    (ii)to provide for further food and medical supplies, through relief organisations currently working in Rwanda and Tanzania.