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25    Foreign Affairs— Overseas war grave sites

Senator Bernardi, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 568—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes:

                                     (i)       the ultimate sacrifice made by Australian men and women in armed conflicts overseas defending the freedom of foreign nations, and

                                    (ii)       the strong emotional and spiritual ties some Australians have to places overseas where the remains of their relatives and forebears lie, either undetected or irretrievable, ie war grave sites; and

               (b)       calls on the Australian Government, whenever it receives notice that a development on an overseas war grave site may occur, to move immediately upon receiving that notice, and use its best endeavours, to communicate Australia’s view on the respect we wish to be given regarding our war grave sites.

Question put and passed.