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Wednesday, 30 August 1989
Page: 557

Motion (by Senator Reid) agreed to:

That the Senate-

(a) notes the gathering of representatives of the Council of Estonian Societies in Australia, the Latvian Federation of Australia and New Zealand, the Lithuanian National Committee and the Federal Council of Polish Associations in Australia, which assembled at Parliament House on Sunday, 27 August 1989; and

(b) endorses the resolution supported by those organisations which asks that the Australian Government `calls upon the Government of the USSR to:

(i) publicly renounce the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and declare it null and void together with all its consequences, and

(ii) establish a feasible political mechanism whereby the Baltic and Polish peoples may peacefully and democratically exercise their sovereign right to determine their own future'.