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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 7 Hansard (16 June) . . Page.. 2395..


MR STANHOPE (continuing):

On another matter, Mr Speaker, I join with Mr Doszpot in relation to the reflections that he makes on the role and place of refugees and the particular issues refugees face. Mr Doszpot, I think you are of Hungarian cultural background. I thought of you this morning, Mr Doszpot, when noting in the Canberra Times that today, I believe, is the 53rd anniversary of the hanging of the Prime Minister of Hungary after the invasion of Hungary by the invading Russian Soviet forces. I have to say, Mr Doszpot, that in a sense of solidarity I thought of you as I reflected on the implications of that and the coincidence in Refugee Week. I reflected as I read that today that it is just 53 short years ago that the world, and in this particular instance Hungary, was faced with that most dramatic event and the repercussions of that. I stand with you and share with you, Mr Doszpot, the comments you made today in relation to refugees.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 6.28 pm.


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