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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—PERUVIAN AMAZON—INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) amended general business notice of motion no. 444 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the Senate—

 (a) supports the rights of Indigenous peoples living in the Peruvian Amazon to peaceful protest against the exploitation of their ancestral lands by oil, logging and mining companies; and

 (b) has concern about the violence that occurred when police tried to break up protests that resulted in injuries and deaths of protestors and police officers.

Question put and passed.