Mr Bevis to move:
That this House:
(1)notes with grave concern the detention of two Australian citizens, Mr David Hicks and Mr Mamdouh Habib at Guantanamo Bay Cuba by the United States administration;
(2)notes that even the worst war criminals from Nazi Germany were afforded a full court hearing open to public scrutiny;
(3)notes that David Hicks and Mamdouh Habib have received only very limited access to legal advice;
(4)notes that David Hicks and Mamdouh Habib have been denied access to their families;
(5)notes that David Hicks and Mamdouh Habib have been denied natural justice and are being held at the sole discretion of the President of the United States of America in whatever circumstances he deems fit; and
(6)calls on the President of the United States of America either to lay charges immediately against these Australians to be heard in an open court of law or release them for return to Australia where any legal proceedings can be pursued in accordance with Australian law.
I would not hold your breath waiting for Prime Minister Howard's passion for robust democracy to see this one debated.