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22    Historical Events— Victims of communism—Annual commemoration

Senator Bernardi, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 577—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes that the Trump Administration in the United States of America has declared 7 November to be the National Day for Victims of Communism;

               (b)       further notes the Senate motion passed on 18 October 2017 rejecting any assertion that the teachings of Lenin or Marx should be celebrated in a liberal democracy;

                (c)       recalls the number of refugees who came to Australia fleeing communist regimes; and

               (d)       calls on the Government to organise a similar annual commemoration remembering the victims of communism from 7 November 2018 onwards.

Statement by leave : Senator Gallagher, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.