The Israeli Government’s most recent expansion further into the West Bank denies basic rights to Palestinians, and the government of Australia is conspicuously silent amid near universal international condemnation, the Australian Greens said today.
On his first day back in the senate chamber, Australian Greens Co-Deputy Leader and Foreign Policy Spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam outlined the Greens position on the Trump administration and Australia’s alliance with the United States in a late night adjournment speech.
The Senate has passed a motion recognising the human rights challenges of forced organ procurement in parts of the world and inviting the government to tackle the problem of Australians travelling to receive organs from non-consensual donors.
“Organ harvesting is an unthinkable crime against humanity and we must do everything we can to stop it,” said Australian Greens Senator Janet Rice.
Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (19:34): Peter Manning, one of Australia's most distinguished journalists, has written a stunning book,Janet Venn-Brown: A Life in Art. The centrepiece is a moving love story, but this is a love story shattered by Mossad, the Israeli secret police.
The Greens want an independent Australian foreign policy with relationships with the rest of the world based on mutual respect. We believe that Australia can play an important role in standing up for human rights and democracy for all. We think Australia should play a proactive role in promoting peace and ecological sustainability in the world through strong international agreements.
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