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Motion: Discrimination based on Work and Descent

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:45): I, and also on behalf of Senator Moore, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) over 260 million people across the globe, including around 210 million Dalits in South Asia, face Discrimination based on Work and Descent including caste and untouchability (DWD),

   (ii) as well as South Asia, significant communities also live in Japan (Burakumin), Africa, Latin America (Quilombo) and Europe (Romani),

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Speech: Middle East

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:19): I ask that general business notice of motion No. 891 standing in my name for today relating to Ms Khalida Jarrar be taken as a formal motion.

The PRESIDENT: Is there any objection?

 Senator McGrath: Yes.

The PRESIDENT: There is an objection to formality being granted.

 Senator RHIANNON: I seek leave to make a short statement.

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Motion: Condolences Mr Eddie Funde

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (18:21): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) Mr Eddie Funde, the first diplomat to be appointed to the African National Congress's Mission to Australasia and the Pacific, died suddenly last month,

   (ii) Mr Funde built a broad-based grassroots anti-apartheid movement across Australasia and New Zealand made up of unions, student groups and a range of community groups that engaged in a boycott and sanctions campaign,

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Motion: Bangladesh

Monday, 18 June 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:33): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) this year marks the 5th anniversary of the one of world's worst mass industrial manslaughter incidents in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which resulted in the deaths of 1,133 garment workers and more than 2,500 injuries, when their factory collapsed,

   (ii) most of the victims of this tragedy were women,

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