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Tuesday, 5 November 1996
Page: 5077

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

That the Senate—

(a)   notes:

   (i)   reports that Israel has supplied the Papua New Guinean Defence Force with bombs and surveillance equipment to fight the war on Bougainville, and

   (ii)   that this has occurred through the security cooperation agreement made between Israel and Papua New Guinea in August 1994; and

(b)   calls on the Australian Government to express its opposition to the Governments of Israel and Papua New Guinea on arms transfers to Papua New Guinea to fight the war on Bougainville.