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HUMAN RIGHTS--AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL--CANDLE DAY

Senator Ian Macdonald, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a

formal motion, moved--That the Senate--

(a) notes that:

(i) 20 and 21 October 1995 comprise Amnesty International

Australia's Candle Day, and

(ii) Candle Day is an occasion on which all Australians can

show support for Amnesty International and human rights

by buying and wearing a badge;

(b) congratulates Amnesty International on its continuing vital work

on behalf of political prisoners around the world; and

(c) calls upon the international community to renew efforts to

eliminate human rights abuses and to respect fundamental and

internationally-accepted principles of human rights.

Question put and passed.