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Wednesday, 30 August 1989
Page: 557

Motion (by Senator Macklin) agreed to:

That the Senate-

(a) notes that it was the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany 50 years ago which was the direct cause of Australia's involvement in the Second World War;

(b) congratulates Mr Mazowiecki on becoming Poland's new Prime Minister and the first non-communist to hold that position in more than 40 years;

(c) acknowledges the extreme economic and social difficulties that Mr Mazowiecki's Government has to face; and

(d) calls on the Australian Government to give whatever assistance it can to further the cause of political democracy for the people of Poland.