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WORLD FREEDOM DAY

Senator Short, by leave, amended General Business notice of motion no.

1301 to read as follows: That the Senate--

(a) notes that World Freedom Day was commemorated on 23 January

1995;

(b) congratulates the Republic of China Chapter of the World League

for Freedom and Democracy for its magnificent commemoration

arrangements in Taipei on 23 January 1995, including a World

Freedom Rally;

(c) urges all Australians to recommit themselves to the preservation

of the fundamental principles of freedom, democracy and human

rights and to renew their determination to fight oppression,

totalitarianism, repression and denial of human rights wherever

these occur; and

(d) resolves to do all it can to make the world a place in which

freedom, democracy, liberty, peace and prosperity become the way

of life of all people, wherever they may be.

Motion determined as not formal: Senator Short requested that General

Business notice of motion no. 1301 standing in his name for this day,

relating to World Freedom Day, be taken as formal.

An objection was raised and the motion was not proceeded with as a

formal motion.