South Australia State Legislative Council

March 25, 2009

South Australia State
Legislative Council (Upper House)


That this Council recognises that the Armenian Genocide is one of the greatest crimes against humanity and -

I. joins the members of the Armenian-Australian community in honouring the memory of the innocent men, women and children who fell victim to this genocide;

II. condemns the genocide of the Armenians and all other acts of genocide as the ultimate act of racial, religious and cultural intolerance;

III. recognises the importance of remembering and learning from such dark chapters in human history to ensure that such crimes against humanity are not allowed to be repeated;

IV. acknowledges the significant humanitarian contribution made by the people of South Australia to the victims and survivors of the Armenian Genocide; and

V. calls on the Commonwealth Government to officially condemn the genocide of the Armenians.