Senator Bob Brown – seeking to add an amendment to Boswell’s motion condemning BDS that recognises the rights of the people of Palestine and Israel to live together as self-governing states based on the 1967 borders

photo of Senator Bob Browm
July 5, 2011

That the Senate recognises the rights of the people of Palestine and Israel to live together as self-governing states based on the 1967 borders.

Full speech

Senator BOB BROWN ( Tasmania Leader of the Australian Greens ) ( 16 : 25 ): I seek leave to move an amendment to that motion.

Leave granted.

Senator BOB BROWN: I thank the Senate and I move the following amendment:

Omit all words after “That”, substitute, “the Senate recognises the rights of the people of Palestine and Israel to live together as self-governing states based on the 1967 borders.

For clarity, the motion would then read in its entirety:

That the Senate recognises the rights of the people of Palestine and Israel to live together as self-governing states based on the 1967 borders.

Senator Joyce: Mr Deputy President, I rise on a point of order. Can you give us a ruling on whether that completely changes the nature of the motion and therefore should be ruled out?

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: It is relevant to the motion, Senator Joyce, but it does change the entire context of the motion. That is what the Senate will now vote on.

Question put:

That the amendment (Senator Brown’s) be agreed to.

The Senate divided. [16:31]

(The Deputy PRESIDENT—Senator Parry)

Question negatived.

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