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REMEMBRANCE OF SEPTEMBER 11 TERRORIST ATTACKS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Mr Howard (Prime Minister), by leave, moved—That the House:

(1) affirms the imperative for all people to enjoy peace and security in their day-to-day lives;

(2) expresses its repugnance of those who employ terror and violence against innocent people;

(3) conveys to the Government and people of the United States of America the sympathy of the Government and people of Australia, on the first anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11;

(4) extends condolences to the families and other loved ones of those Australians who lost their lives in the attacks;

(5) confirms Australia's continued commitment to the war against terrorism;

(6) reiterates its support for the comprehensive range of enhancements to domestic counter-terrorist arrangements enacted by this Parliament; and

(7) endorses the Australian Government's continuing efforts to improve co-operation on counter-terrorism with other governments in our region.

Debate ensued.

All Members present having risen, in silence—

Question—put and passed.