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Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Page: 1508
Senator BOB BROWN (Tasmania —Leader of the Australian Greens) [5:13 PM] —I move:

   That the Senate—

(a)   notes:

(i)   China’s condemnation of Liu Xiaobo as a ‘criminal’,

(ii)   Mr Liu’s major ‘crime’ was calling for ‘democracy reform’ in China, and

(iii)   Beijing’s diplomatic efforts to have the Nobel Prize ceremony in Oslo boycotted; and

(b)   calls on the Australian Government to ensure that Australia is officially represented at the Oslo presentation of the prize to Mr Liu’s representatives.