Campaigner Suzanne Oosterwijk and Roos Boer sent out a letter from the Dutch Socialist party MP Jasper van Dijk to members of their sister party the Australian Labor party as well as other politicians:
Senator Mark Bishop,
Senator Carol Brown
Senator Trish Crossin
Senator the Honorable John Faulkner
Senator Michael Forshaw
Honorable Bob Katter MP
Honorable Robert McClelland MP
Senator Claire Moore
Mr. Robert Oakeshott MP
Ms Melissa Parke MP
Honorable Kevin Rudd MP
Honorable Stephen Smith MP
Mr. Andrew Wilkie MP
Mr. Tony Windsor MP
Senator Nick Xenophon
At the moment they got a reply from Melissa Park MP.
Their follow letter was, and below you can find the actual letter attached below:
Herewith please receive both the e-mail below and the letter in the attachment on behalf of Mr. Jasper van Dijk, Member of the Dutch Parliament for the Socialist Party, with regard to the Criminal Code Amendment (Cluster Munitions Prohibition) Bill 2010.
Programme officer Security and Disarmament
IKV Pax Christi
PO Box 19318
3501 DH Utrecht
T 00 31 (0)30 232 0596
F 00 31 (0)30 236 81 99
M 00 31 (0)6 489 81 491www.ikvpaxchristi.nl
Dear NAME MP,
I am writing to you as a Member of the Dutch Parliament for the Socialist Party.
I understand that a Bill in order to ratify and transpose the commitments enshrined in the Oslo Convention on the prohibition of cluster munitions into national legislation is currently debated in Australia. Please find enclosed a letter with the objective to encourage you to support and strive for equally stringent legislation, addressing three key concerns in particular, namely Article 21 (3) on interoperability, transit, and investments.
accept the enclosed letter as a sincere effort to contribute to the
full implementation of the intent and purpose of the Convention on
Cluster Munitions, which is to stop the humanitarian harm caused by
Mr. Jasper van DijkMember of the Dutch Parliament for the Socialist Party