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APAN has been documenting references to Palestine and Israel in the Australian parliament since 2011.  Speeches are listed chronologically, and can be searched by parliamentarian, party, date, or format.

Sally Sitou MP – calling on Israel not to launch a ground offensive in Rafah, and to allow in aid

March 21, 2024

A ground offensive in Rafah, home to 1.7 million Palestinians taking refuge, would be catastrophic. It must not happen. There are increasingly few safe spaces for people in Gaza to […]

David Smith MP – calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, the release of remaining hostages and an enduring two-state solution

March 21, 2024

However, Ramadan this year is different for many in my community. It’s a much more solemn month, overshadowed by one of the largest humanitarian crises of the 21st century. The […]

Senator Mehreen Faruqi – calling on the Government to scrap Harmony Day in favour of a week of antiracism; and referencing the suffering of Palestinians

photo of Senator Mehreen Faruqi
March 21, 2024

And we are angry at seeing the Labor government support the apartheid and genocidal State of Israel that is murdering tens of thousands of Palestinians and forcefully starving children. We […]

Senator Penny Wong – responding to questions from Senator Mehreen Faruqi regarding the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and apartheid against Palestinians

photo of Senator Penny Wong
March 21, 2024

First, the senator would know we have been very clear about our call for a humanitarian ceasefire and of the importance of international humanitarian law. Senator, I am also disappointed […]

Senator Dave Sharma – regarding division with the United States over UNGA vote for a ceasefire, and restoration of UNRWA funding

photo of Dave Sharma MP
March 21, 2024

We also saw division with the United States in our voting on the ceasefire resolution in Gaza. Members here would recall that, when that resolution was initially put before the […]

Senator Jordon Steele-John – regarding a Greens’ amendment to the Incorporation of Proposals Bill calling for an end to arms exports to Israel

Photo of Senator Jordon Steele-John
March 21, 2024

This second reading amendment does a simple yet profound thing. It gives this Senate the opportunity to call explicitly for an end to the export of arms manufactured in Australia […]

Tony Burke MP – regarding the work of Human Appeal, including in Gaza

Photo of Tony Burke MP
March 20, 2024

More recently, the organisation has bolstered its efforts to provide relief and aid around the world and, right now, to those affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, by […]

Adam Bandt MP – celebrating citizen journalists in Gaza and opposing a ban on TikTok

photo of Adam Bandt MP
March 20, 2024

We are indebted to brave citizen journalists like Bisan, Motaz and Plestia, who’ve risked their lives to bring the reality of Gaza to our feeds. It was their truth-telling that […]

Maria Vamvakinou – calling on the killing in Gaza to end; and welcoming Australia’s reinstatement of UNRWA funding

March 20, 2024

I now ask this question: What has Israel achieved? What is it achieving, if not the killing and forced starvation of innocent civilians and the destruction of homes and the […]

Senator Dave Sharma – First Speech in which he references Israel, Hamas and Gaza

photo of Dave Sharma MP
March 20, 2024

Jewish Australians are no more responsible for Israel’s conduct of this war than Palestinian Australians are responsible for Hamas’s terrorist attack that prompted it. Like all other Australians, they are […]

Senator David Shoebridge – in support of protestors calling for a ceasefire and “an end to the genocide in Gaza”

Photo of Senator David Shoebridge
March 20, 2024

Many of these people have loved ones in Gaza, and so the smirking response of members of the government and the opposition to these families as they were removed from […]

Graham Perrett MP – criticising Israel’s conduct and atrocities in Gaza

photo of Graham Perrett MP
March 19, 2024

I’m not here to list the war crimes committed since 7 October last year, but I want to call out the atrocities with the intention that the world holds all […]

Elizabeth Watson-Brown MP – expressing concern at the cancellation of Palestinian visas and calling on the Government to condemn Israel

March 18, 2024

Labor is complicit in this genocide. They should be banning arms shipments from Australia to Israel. They should be supporting South Africa’s case at the ICJ. They should be publicly […]

Andrew Wallace MP – opposing a Greens’ motion calling on the Government to “end its support for the State of Israel’s invasion of Gaza”

photo of Andrew Wallace MP
March 18, 2024

This war could be over today, the suffering of so many people could finish today, if Hamas unconditionally surrender and return the remaining 134 hostages. I personally believe that every […]

Max Chandler-Mather MP – supporting a Greens’ motion calling on the Government to “end its support for the State of Israel’s invasion of Gaza”

Photo of Max Chandler-Mather MP
March 18, 2024

So there have been no sanctions or actions to stop Israel’s genocide. In fact, all Labor has done is support Israel by allowing weapons to be exported to the country […]

Adam Bandt MP – seeking to move a motion calling on the Government to “end its support for the State of Israel’s invasion of Gaza”

photo of Adam Bandt MP
March 18, 2024

This parliament must stop backing the invasion of Gaza. Labor must stop backing the invasion of Gaza. As we meet today, over 31,000 people in Gaza, mainly civilians, have been […]

Gordon Reid MP – outlining the dire medical situation in Gaza, calling for aid to flow and for medical staff to be able to operate in safety

March 18, 2024

Blast injuries, wound infections, gangrenous limbs, acute respiratory tract infections, skin infections, hepatitis, scabies and life and death—this is the situation in Gaza. Thousands of men, women and children are […]

Anne Stanley MP – calling for Israel to allow more aid into Gaza and for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire

photo of Anne Stanley MP
March 18, 2024

Israel must let in more humanitarian aid. There are tonnes of supplies sitting at crossings, being denied access by the Israeli government. There must be an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, and […]

Linda Burney MP – constituents suffering pain seeing loved ones in Gaza

March 18, 2024

Many Muslims in Barton have begun observing Ramadan, so many of my constituents have contacted me about the pain of seeing friends, family and loved ones caught up in the […]

Senator Mehreen Faruqi – criticising the Government for suspending UNRWA funding and urging it to take action against Israel

photo of Senator Mehreen Faruqi
March 18, 2024

After 48 days, and under intense and sustained pressure from the community and the Greens, the Labor government has been forced under pressure to reverse its disgraceful suspension of UNRWA […]




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