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Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Page: 338

Senator GALLAGHER (Australian Capital TerritoryManager of Opposition Business in the Senate) (16:18): At the request of Senator Wong, I move:

That the Senate—

(a) reaffirms its support for Australia's non-discriminatory immigration policy that strengthens and enriches our country through the contribution of migrants of all races, faiths and cultures;

(b) concurs with the statement of the Prime Minister in October 2016 that 'An inclusive nation is a safer nation. It enables our security agencies to better protect us';

(c) acknowledges that maintaining strong borders and protecting our citizens is not achieved through divisive or discriminatory practices; and

(d) recognises it is a core responsibility of being a good global citizen to:

   (i) speak out against injustice and discrimination based on race, religion or background wherever it occurs, and

   (ii) use appropriate diplomatic channels to encourage other countries to take the same approach.