Egypt: Coptic Christians Motions

I, and also on behalf of Senator Sterle, move:

That the Senate—

   (a)   condemns the tragic violence towards Coptic Christians in Egypt;

   (b)   expresses grave concerns for the safety of Copts in Egypt;

   (c)   condemns the recent attacks on 9 October 2011 in Cairo, resulting in 27 fatalities and more than 300 injuries; and

   (d)   calls on the Government to make further representations to the Egyptian Government to strengthen its efforts to promote and practice tolerance towards all citizens.

Question agreed to.