After Nigel Brennan’s ordeal: Senate agrees to inquiry on Australians held for ransom
In the wake of Queensland photographer Nigel Brennan's ordeal, shackled to the floor for years in Somalia, the Senate has agreed to a Greens' move for an inquiry and to help Australians kidnapped in the future, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.
Greens Leader Bob Brown's motion passed the Senate on Thursday. He moved:
That the following matters be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 19 September 2011: