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Wednesday, 19 June 1996
Page: 1755


Senator KERNOT (Leader of the Australian Democrats) —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate—

(a)   notes:

   (i)   the most recent Amnesty International annual report for 1996, and

   (ii)   that the report is critical of the continuing failure of Australian State Governments to implement the recommendations of the report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody; and

(b)   expresses its dissatisfaction with the lack of action by the States while drawing attention to:

   (i)   the cuts in grants to the States as a result of the recent Premiers' Conference, and

   (ii)   the mooted expenditure cuts of the 1996 federal Budget.