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IDAHOBIT 2018 motion passes Senate

Janet Rice 10 May 2018

Senator RICE (Victoria) (11:55):  I, and on behalf of Senator Pratt, move:

That the Senate:

(a) notes that:

            (i) 17 May 2018 is International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, lntersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), and

            (ii) IDAHOBIT is an opportunity to acknowledge the discrimination, exclusion and violence that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people still face in Australia and overseas; and

(b) calls on all parliamentarians to:

            (i) condemn all forms of violence and discrimination against LGBTIQ people,

            (ii) acknowledge the resilience and strength of LGBTIQ people, and

            (iii) affirm and celebrate the many and varied contributions of LGBTIQ people in Australia and overseas. (general business notice of motion no. 815)

Question agreed to.

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