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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL—40TH ANNIVERSARY

Mr Baird, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1) notes that 28 May 2001 was the 40th anniversary of the formation of Amnesty International;

(2) notes the large membership and total cross-party support for the Australian Parliamentary Group of Amnesty International;

(3) congratulates Amnesty International on its continuing vital work on behalf of political prisoners around the world; and

(4) notes with regret that the work of Amnesty International remains indispensable because of continuing worldwide human rights abuses, including torture and summary execution of political prisoners.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.