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Tuesday, 15 October 1996
Page: 4164

Motion (by Senator Bourne) agreed to:

That the Senate—

(a)   deplores and condemns the assassination, on the weekend of 12 and 13 October 1996, of Premier Theodore Miriung on Bougainville;

(b)   expresses sadness at Mr Miriung's death and offers condolences to his family;

(c)   notes Premier Miriung's courageous and tireless work in seeking solutions to the long and debilitating conflict on Bougainville;

(d)   commends his generous and dignified efforts to rebuild Bougainvillian society even to the detriment of his own safety and in the face of opposition from many quarters; and

(e)   trusts that the death of Premier Miriung will not stop the search for peace on Bougainville.