Title SJ No 104 - 21 August 2012
Database Senate Journals
Date 21-08-2012
Source Senate
Parl No. 43
Number 104
Page 0
System Id chamber/journals/20120821_SJ104/0016

SJ No 104 - 21 August 2012 - SPORT—MR PETER NORMAN


Senator Di Natale amended general business notice of motion no. 861 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the Senate—

 (a) recognises the achievements of Mr Peter Norman who won the silver medal in the 200 metre sprint at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics;

 (b) acknowledges his brave action in the cause of racial equality by wearing an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge during the medal ceremony as African-American athletes Mr Tommie Smith and Mr John Carlos famously gave the `black power' salute; and

 (c) apologises to Mr Norman and his family for the failure to acknowledge his brave act and the failure to invite him as an official guest to the Sydney Olympic Games.

Question put and passed.

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