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Invitation to sit in distinguished visitors’ gallery – Dalai Lama

Sarah Hanson-Young 20 Aug 2009

That the Senate

(a) Notes that His Holiness, the Dalai Lama:
i) is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate;
ii) addressed a joint sitting of the United States Congress in 1991 and received a US Congressional Gold Medal in 2007
iii) addressed the European Parliament in 2001 and 2008; and
iv) has been made an honorary citizen of Canada 

(b) Extends an invitation to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, to sit in the distinguished visitors gallery on the floor of the Senate during Question Time, on the last sitting day of 2009, Thursday November 26.

Motion negatived. Ayes: 6 (Greens, Xenophon). Noes: 36 (Labor, Liberal).

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