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Senate must take a stand against cluster bombs: weapons of mass murder

The Greens spokesperson assisting on defence, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam, called on the Senate to amend the "dangerously flawed" cluster munitions bill scheduled for debate in the upper house today.

"As it stands, this law completely fails to meet our obligations under the international Convention outlawing cluster bombs. It allows Australian forces to store, transport and assist in the use of cluster bombs and does not outlaw direct and indirect investment in companies producing cluster munitions. These are fundamental flaws," said Senator Ludlam.

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