Parliament of Australia’s NSW recognizes Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocide

In a historically unprecedented move at the request of the Assyrian Universal Alliance, the Australian Hellenic Council and the Armenian National Committee, the Parliament of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Legislative Council on Wednesday passed unanimously a motion recognizing the Assyrian, Greek and Armenian genocide, Assyrian International News Agency (AINA) reports.

In his adjournment speech, Legislative Council member Fred Nile, the President of the Australian Christian Party, said as follows:

“Over the years, many members of the Parliament—both in this chamber and in the Legislative Council—have risen to address the issue of recognition of the Assyrian, Armenian and Greeks Genocides. Indeed, it was the Parliament of New South Wales that led the way on this issue, adopting a motion of recognition on the Armenian Genocide in 1997. I rise today to urge we complete the efforts, adopting a motion of recognition on the Assyrian and Greeks Genocides.”

To note, the Parliament of New South Wales adopted, on April 17, 1997, a motion of recognition on the Armenian Genocide.
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