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Wednesday, 17 November 1993
Page: 2975

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

  That the Senate notes that—

  (a)the Federal Government should ensure that all States and Territories have criminal laws which comply with Australia's international human rights obligations;

  (b)the Victorian Crimes (Amendment) Bill 1993 contravenes the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Convention on the Rights of the Child; and

  (c)the Australian Democrats have referred the Victorian bill to the Attorney-General (Mr Lavarch) to take action to override those elements of the bill which are in contravention of Australia's international human rights and judicial process obligations under the conventions it has signed and ratified.