MOTION – I give notice that on the next day of sitting, I shall move—That, at the conclusion of formal motions today, the Senate observe a minute of silence in memory of the civilian lives lost in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel
Lines attributable to Senator Jordon Steele-John, Greens Foreign Affairs spokesperson:
“Today I will move that the Senate observe a minute’s silence in memory of the civilian lives lost in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, and call on Labor and the Liberals to support this motion.
“The civillian death toll since October 7th is now over 12,000 people across Gaza, the West Bank and Israel.
“Children and families have faced horrific death, injury and suffering. People in Gaza are experiencing relentless bombing. Those that survive the bombing have increasingly limited access to electricity, food or water. This cannot go on.
“Today's civilian victims could have been saved by a ceasefire. Australia must join with countries around the world in calling for a ceasefire and an end to the occupation.”