Senator Anne Ruston – reaffirming Australia’s support for the two-state solution and peace negotiations to resolve the conflict

photo of Senator Anne Ruston
September 19, 2018

Australia is a long-standing strong supporter of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and we urge all parties to return to negotiations towards an enduring peace.

Full speech

Senator RUSTON (South AustraliaAssistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific) (16:05): I seek leave to make a short statement.

The PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute

Senator RUSTON: In line with the government’s long-standing view, motions that cannot be debated or amended should not deal with complex foreign policy matters. Australia is a long-standing strong supporter of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and we urge all parties to return to negotiations towards an enduring peace. Australia condemns terrorists and terrorist organisations and supports a peace process by Israel and a future Palestine state existing side by side in peace and security within internationally recognised borders.

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