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Thursday, 16 October 2008
Page: 6152

Senator BOB BROWN (Leader of the Australian Greens) (9:38 AM) —I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 251 standing in my name by changing paragraph (b).

Leave granted.

Senator BOB BROWN —I move the motion as amended:

   That the Senate—

(a)   notes that the eighth round of the Sino-Tibetan dialogue is due to take place in October or November 2008;

(b)   recognises the Dalai Lama’s ‘middle way’ approach to autonomy for Tibet within China; and

(c)   appreciates the offer by the People’s Republic of China to host the dialogue and wishes both parties a successful breakthrough and outcome.

Question agreed to.