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     3   Equal rights for all Australians

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)—That this House: 

(1)        reaffirms its commitment to the right of all Australians to enjoy equal rights and be treated with equal respect regardless of race, colour, creed or origin;

(2)        reaffirms its commitment to maintaining an immigration policy wholly non-discriminatory on grounds of race, colour, creed or origin;

(3)        reaffirms its commitment to the process of reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in the context of redressing their profound social and economic disadvantage;

(4)        reaffirms its commitment to maintaining Australia as a culturally diverse, tolerant and open society, united by an overriding commitment to our nation, and its democratic institutions and values; and

(5)        denounces racial intolerance in any form as incompatible with the kind of society we are and want to be.

Debate resumed.

Debate adjourned (Ms Banks), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.

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Suspension of meeting

At 12.59 pm, the Deputy Speaker left the Chair.

Resumption of meeting

At 4 pm, the Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.