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  • Motions Iraq
  • Motions - Iraq - Independent inquiry

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Christine Milne</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • The majority voted against the [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2013-03-19.89.2) introduced by Tasmanian Greens Senator [Christine Milne](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/tasmania/christine_milne), which means it was unsuccessful.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • > *(a) notes that:*
  • >> *(i) it is 10 years since the United States of America (US) led the invasion of Iraq,*
  • >> *(ii) the British non-government organisation, Iraq Body Count, estimates about 162 000 people, almost 80 per cent of them civilians, were killed in Iraq from the start of the 2003 US-led invasion, up to the withdrawal of American forces in 2012, and*
  • >> *(iii) in sending Australian troops to Iraq in 2003, the Howard Government was the first government in Australia's history to go to war without the support of both Houses of Parliament; and*
  • > *(b) calls on the Government and the Opposition to:*
  • >> *(i) support the Australian Greens' Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2010 [No. 2] which would require parliamentary approval of overseas service by members of the Australian Defence Force, and*
  • >> *(ii) support an independent inquiry into the reasons behind Australia's participation in the invasion.*
  • <p class="italic">(a) notes that:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(i) it is 10 years since the United States of America (US) led the invasion of Iraq,</p>
  • <p class="italic">(ii) the British non-government organisation, Iraq Body Count, estimates about 162 000 people, almost 80 per cent of them civilians, were killed in Iraq from the start of the 2003 US-led invasion, up to the withdrawal of American forces in 2012, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(iii) in sending Australian troops to Iraq in 2003, the Howard Government was the first government in Australia's history to go to war without the support of both Houses of Parliament; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) calls on the Government and the Opposition to:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(i) support the Australian Greens' Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2010 [No. 2] which would require parliamentary approval of overseas service by members of the Australian Defence Force, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(ii) support an independent inquiry into the reasons behind Australia's participation in the invasion.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Stephen Parry</p>
  • <p>The question is that the motion moved by Senator Milne be agreed to.</p>