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Motion: Condemning far-right extremism and white supremacy

Mehreen Faruqi 3 Feb 2021

I inform the chamber that Senator Keneally will also sponsor the motion. I, and also on behalf of Senator Keneally, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) Australia is a hugely diverse country of First Nations people and migrants from every corner of the world,

(ii) far-right political activity is on the rise in western democracies and, last month, far-right extremists stormed the United States Capitol building in a deadly attack,

(iii) the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Michael McCormack, drew a false equivalence between the Capitol attack and the 'Black Lives Matter' movement for racial justice,

(iv) late last month, far-right extremists and open neo-Nazis gathered at Gariwerd on Gunditjmara country, in Victoria, in a revolting gathering of extremist hatred, and

(v) the growth of far-right, white supremacist and neo-Nazi movements poses an existential threat to our diverse community; and

(b) condemns far-right extremism and white supremacy.


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