Senator Ron Boswell – response amendment to condemn BDS campaign

photo of Senator Ron Boswell
September 13, 2011

That the Senate – (a) condemns the intensification of the Global Boycott Divestments and Sanctions campaign being conducted against Max Brenner chocolate cafe…

Full speech

Senator BOSWELL (Queensland) (15:55): I move the motion as amended:

That the Senate—

   (a)   condemns the intensification of the Global Boycott Divestments and Sanctions campaign being conducted against Max Brenner chocolate cafes;

   (b)   rejects this tactic as a way of promoting Palestinian rights; and

   (c)   agrees with the New South Wales Greens MP Mr Jeremy Buckingham ‘s assertion ‘ that the tone and the public perception of the Max Brenner protests may be counter – productive to the cause of peace and human rights in the Middle East ‘ .

Mr Deputy President, I seek leave to make a one-minute statement.

Leave not granted.

Question put.

The Senate divided. [15:56]

(The Deputy President—Senator Parry)

Question agreed to.

Link to parliamentary Hansard

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