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Motion: Remove weapons advertisements in Canberra Airport

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales):

I move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes that:
(i) Canberra Airport currently displays large and prominent advertisements by some of the world's biggest weapons manufacturers,
(ii) weapons of war are inappropriate images to greet visitors to our national capital, especially with direct international flights to Canberra to begin later in 2016, and
(iii) Canberra and Australia should be identified to visitors as places of unique historical, natural and cultural attractions, and not as primarily concerned with war machinery;

(b) congratulates the more than 1,500 citizens from Canberra and elsewhere who have petitioned Canberra Airport Management to remove the weapons advertisements; and

(c) supports their campaign to remove the weapons advertisements.

Motion not agreed to.

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