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Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Page: 1496

Senator MILNE (TasmaniaLeader of the Australian Greens) (16:14): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the concerns of the International Organization for Migration, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, regarding the treatment of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia, arising from reports of people being transported to remote areas without adequate shelter and water, exploitation of, and violence against, the workers and their families; and

(b) calls on the Saudi Arabian Government to work with international agencies and human rights groups to improve the working and living conditions for foreign workers.

Question agreed to.