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Thursday, 17 December 1992
Page: 5271


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

  That the Senate—

  (a)regrets that, after more than 6 years, Mr Mordechai Vanunu continues to be held in complete isolation in prison because he bravely broke the silence on Israel's secret nuclear program;

  (b)notes that:

    (i)Mr Vanunu has stated, `I have sacrificed my freedom and risked my life in order to expose the danger of nuclear weapons' and `I acted on behalf of all citizens and all of humanity',

    (ii)Amnesty International has described the conditions in which he is held as `cruel, inhuman and degrading', and

    (iii)the European Parliament has repeatedly criticised Israel for Mr Vanunu's abduction, the conduct of the judicial procedure and the conditions in which Mr Vanunu is held; and

  (c)calls on the President and Prime Minister of Israel to stop this denial of human rights by freeing Mr Mordechai Vanunu immediately.

  Senator Campbell—Mr President, I take a point of order in relation to Senator Chamarette's notice of motion about the Australian Institute of Criminology. Mr President, I ask you to look at it to see whether it complies with the Standing Orders.


The PRESIDENT —We will; we always do.