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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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Estimates: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee: Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Western Sahara

Senator RHIANNON: I want to move on to the Western Sahara please. Has the government discussed with the Moroccan government at ministerial level and ambassadorial level the issue of human rights abuses in Western Sahara?

Mr Neuhaus : We can say that this hasn’t been raised at ministerial level, but we are in constant contact with the Moroccan government. In fact, I visited Morocco recently myself.

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