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12    Women— International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Senator Polley, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 593—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes that:

                                     (i)       White Ribbon Day, also known as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, was held on 25 November 2017,

                                    (ii)       White Ribbon Day is a campaign which seeks to encourage men to take a leadership role in eliminating violence against women, and

                                  (iii)       the campaign for 2017 surrounds a STOP kit which is designed to help people spot the signs, offer support and create change to prevent violence;

               (b)       acknowledges:

                                     (i)       that every year in Australia, approximately one woman is killed each week by a partner or former partner, and

                                    (ii)       the courage of those who stand up, speak out and shine a light on domestic violence;

                (c)       remembers the women and children whose lives have been scarred, and taken, by family violence; and

               (d)       urges Federal, state, territory and local governments to take action to address family violence.

Question put and passed.