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Notice given 16 September 2002

156  Senator Allison: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the Deaflympic Games will be held in Melbourne in 2005; and

(ii) Deaf Sports Recreation Victoria has set up a Games Organising Committee to begin planning and organising this international event which will see the participation of 4 000 deaf athletes and officials from over 90 countries; and

(b) urges the Prime Minister (Mr Howard) to respond to the correspondence from Deaf Sports Recreation Victoria and to offer support for the Deaflympic Games.

157  Senator Harradine: To move—That the Senate—

(a) having in the past condemned gross violations of human rights presided over by then Chinese Premier Li Peng, including the brutal massacre of thousands of unarmed pro-democracy student demonstrators in Tiananmen Square; and

(b) as a democratically-elected House of Parliament with the special role of the protection of the rights and liberties of citizens,

declares that it would be entirely inappropriate for the executive government to influence the Presiding Officers to fete, by a special function, the perpetrator of these gross violations of human rights.