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National Human Rights Consultation Report

Motion
Sarah Hanson-Young 17 Mar 2010

Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia) (4.02 pm) - I move:

That the Senate -

(a) notes that:

(i) the National Human Rights Consultation delivered its report to the Attorney-General (Mr McClelland) on 30 September 2009, more than 6 months ago, and

(ii) the Attorney-General released a statement that the Government will provide a response in the coming months; and

(b) orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Attorney-General, no later than 4 pm on 11 May 2010, the Government's response to the National Human Rights Consultation report which was delivered to the Attorney-General on 30 September 2009.

Senator LUDWIG (Queensland-Special Minister of State and Cabinet Secretary) (4.03 pm) - I seek leave to make a short statement.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT - Leave is granted for two minutes.

Senator LUDWIG - The government is giving serious consideration to the recommendations of the National Human Rights Consultation committee and the Attorney-General indicated when releasing the report that the government will respond in the coming months.

Senator O'BRIEN (Tasmania) (4.03 pm) - I seek leave to make a short statement.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT - Leave is granted for two minutes.

Senator O'BRIEN - The government recognises that Senator Hanson-Young's motion, with the support of the coalition and the Greens, has a majority in the chamber. We will not be calling for a division.

Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia) (4.04 pm) - I seek leave to make a short statement.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT - Is leave granted?

Senator O'Brien - No.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT - Leave is not granted.

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