Senator Scott Ryan – moved motion condemning rocket attacks from Gaza; motion not passed

photo of Senator Scott Ryan
November 21, 2012

(a) condemns the repeated rocket and mortar attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip; (b) supports Israel’s right to defend itself against these unacceptable and indiscriminate attacks.

Full motion

Senator Ryan, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1040—That the Senate—

(a) condemns the repeated rocket and mortar attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip;

(b) supports Israel’s right to defend itself against these unacceptable and indiscriminate attacks;

(c) calls on Hamas to immediately cease the rocket and mortar attacks on Israel;

(d) notes that Australia has listed the military arm of Hamas as a terrorist organisation; and

(e) expresses concern over pro-Hamas rallies in Australia.

Statements by leave: Senator Ryan and the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne), by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 31

Senators—

Back

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Edwards

Eggleston

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger (Teller)

Macdonald

Madigan

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Ronaldson

Ruston

Ryan

Scullion

Sinodinos

Smith

Williams

NOES, 36

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown

Cameron

Carr, Bob

Carr, Kim

Collins

Crossin

Di Natale

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Pratt

Rhiannon

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wong

Wright

Question negatived.

Link to parliamentary Hansard

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