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Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Page: 4048


Senator BOSWELL (Queensland) (16:25): I move:

That the Senate—

(a)   condemns the boycott of Israel instigated by Marrickville Council—part of the Global Boycott Divestments and Sanctionsbanning any links with Israeli organisations or organisations that support Israel and prohibiting any academic, government, sporting or cultural exchanges with Israel;

(b)   acknowledges that Israel is a legitimate and democratic state and a good friend of Australia; and

(c)   denounces the Israeli boycott by Marrickville Council and others, and condemns any expansion of it.