Senator Anne Ruston – short statement in response to Anning’s motion on moving Australia’s embassy to Jerusalem being turned down

photo of Senator Anne Ruston
October 17, 2018

Australia is a longstanding strong supporter of a durable and resilient two-state solution in the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

Full speech

Senator RUSTON (South AustraliaAssistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific) (16:19): In line with the government’s longstanding view, motions that cannot be debated or amended should not deal with complex foreign policy matters. Australia is a longstanding strong supporter of a durable and resilient two-state solution in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. The government has announced that it will examine the merits of moving Australia’s embassy to West Jerusalem in the context of our support for that two-state solution.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that the motion moved by Senator Anning to suspend standing orders be agreed to.

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