House debates

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Bills

Migration Legislation Amendment (The Bali Process) Bill 2012; Consideration in Detail

2:26 pm

Photo of Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (Cook, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) Share this | Hansard source

I seek leave to move the amendments standing in my name.

Leave granted.

I move opposition amendments (1) to (3):

(1) Schedule 1, item 25, page 6 (lines 14 to 16), omit paragraph (d), substitute:

(d) the designation of a country to be an offshore processing country need be determined only by reference to the fact that the country is a party to the Refugees Convention or the Refugees Protocol.

(2) Schedule 1, item 25, page 6 (lines 20 to 23), omit subsection 198AB(2), substitute:

(2) The only conditions for the exercise of the power under subsection (1) are that the Minister thinks that it is in the national interest to designate the country to be an offshore processing country, and that the country is a party to the Refugees Convention or the Refugees Protocol.

(3) Schedule 1, item 25, page 8 (lines 7 to 9), omit paragraph (f), substitute:

(f) a copy of the instruments of accession by the country to the Refugees Convention or the Refugees Protocol.

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