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Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Page: 6052

Senator FARUQI (New South Wales) (15:59): I seek leave to make a short statement.

The PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute.

Senator FARUQI: The Greens support this motion. It has been co-sponsored by me and my colleagues here. I think what's happening in the other place is absolute hypocrisy when Liberal MPs principally believe strongly in ending live sheep exports and with that the cruelty. What the Prime Minister needs to do is allow a free vote to his MPs so this matter can be debated in the other house. We do know that this bill will pass and will become law. It could become law today or it could become law tomorrow, if the Prime Minister allows a free vote on it. If the Prime Minister and Liberal MPs have any conscience, any compassion for animals, that is exactly what should happen.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that motion No. 1022, as amended, be agreed to.