Concluding our two year term on the Security Council, Australia voted against the proposal in the Council demanding Israel and the occupation of Palestinian territories end within two years. For the resolution to pass, nine votes were needed. Eight countries voted in favour of the resolution, including China, Russia, Luxembourg, France and Jordan. Five countries abstained, including the UK and South Korea. Only two countries voted against the resolution, the US and Australia.
Over the years there have been a number of UN resolutions. Australia’s voting on these important resolutions can be found in the table in a blog from the Parliament of Australia ‘Diplomatic terrorism’: Palestinian statehood, the United Nations, and Australia’s voting record. See link below. John Menadue