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Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Page: 4173


Senator BOB BROWN (Leader of the Australian Greens) (3:44 PM) —I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 478 standing in my name.

Leave granted.


Senator BOB BROWN —I move the motion as amended:

That the Senate:

(a)   acknowledges the Sudanese Government’s decision to allow aid agencies to return to Darfur and encourages it to facilitate the resumption of the agencies’ operations;

(b)   encourages the United Nations, the African Union, the Arab League and other countries to urge Sudanese authorities to permit more patrols to ensure the safety of humanitarian operational areas; and

(c)   calls on the Australian Government to prioritise humanitarian funding to Sudan.

Question agreed to.