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Wednesday, 9 October 1985
Page: 864


Senator JONES —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate-

(a) deplores the fact that 3 Australian rugby union international players, Glen Ella, David Campese and Roger Gould have arrived in South Africa to play in a seven-a-side tournament in Durban on Saturday, 12 October 1985;

(b) notes that there are persistent reports that 3 other Australian players are poised to join them;

(c) deplores the decision by these individual players, which can only give the oppressive white minority regime considerable comfort in its continued promotion of the internationally discredited apartheid regime;

(d) notes that the rugby union and cricket sporting visits have hurt the cause of black South Africans, and are against the spirit of the Gleneagles agreement; and

(e) urges the Australian rugby union and cricket authorities to impose the heaviest possible penalties on the players on their return.