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25       Historical Events— Auschwitz liberation 75th anniversary

Senator Griff, also on behalf of Senators Van, Wong and O’Neill, amended general business notice of motion no. 372 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the Senate—

(a)              acknowledges that 27 January 2020 marked the 75th anniversary since the liberation of Auschwitz and is universally acknowledged as the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust;

(b)              recognises Auschwitz, the largest concentration and extermination camp during World War II, was a world in which people were robbed of their human dignity;

(c)              pays its respects to the more than 1.1 million men, women and children killed at Auschwitz and the 11 million people killed during the Holocaust including 6 million people of Jewish faith;

(d)             supports Pope Francis’ condemnation of a ‘barbaric resurgence’ of antisemitism across the globe, including Australia; and

(e)              acknowledges that what happened during the Holocaust should serve as a reminder to all Australians not to be indifferent, to practise acceptance and show compassion for others.

Question put and passed.