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Monday, 22 October 2018
Page: 10535

Communism

We request an annual commemoration day for the victims of communism, as called for in Senate motion no.577 agreed to on 16 November 2017: 22 Victims of communism—Annual commemoration Senator Bernardi, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 577—That the Senate— (a) notes that the Trump Administration in the United States of America has declared 7 November nto be the National Day for Victims of Communism; (b) further notes the Senate motio passed on 18 October 2017 rejecting any assertion that the teachings of Lenin or Marx should be celebrated in a liberal democracy; (c) recalls the number of refugees who came to Australia fleeing communist regimes; and (d) calls on the Government to organise a similar annual commemoration remembering the victims of communism from 7 November 2018 onwards.

We therefore ask the House to act upon Senate motion no. 577 to organise an annual commemoration remembering the victims of communism from 7 November 2018 onwards.

from 51 citizens (Petition No. EN0716)