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17    World Day Against the Death Penalty

Senator Dean Smith, also on behalf of Senators Abetz, Van, McAllister, Lines and Watt, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 161—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes:

                                     (i)       that 10 October 2019 was World Day Against the Death Penalty,

                                    (ii)       that the aim of the 2019 World Day Against the Death Penalty is to raise awareness of the rights of children whose parents have been sentenced to death or executed, and

                                  (iii)       the bi-partisan position of Australian Governments over many years in their continued opposition to the death penalty in all circumstances for all people, and their commitment to pursuing the universal abolition of the death penalty through all avenues available; and

               (b)       acknowledges the Australian Government’s Strategy for Abolition of the Death Penalty, and supports the Strategy’s statement of intent: ‘Australia opposes the death penalty in all circumstances for all people. We support the universal abolition of the death penalty and are committed to pursuing this goal through all the avenues available to us.’.

Question put and passed.