Senate debates

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Bills

Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2012; In Committee

9:30 pm

Photo of Sarah Hanson-YoungSarah Hanson-Young (SA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move amendment (1) on revised sheet 7269:

(1) Page 2 (after line 2), after clause 3, insert:

4 Application of amendments

However:

(a) the amendments (including any repeals) made by this Act have effect only for a period of 24 months from the commencement of this Act; and

(b) any Act amended by this Act has effect after that period of 24 months as if the amendments had not been made.

This amendment puts a sunset clause in this inhumane, unlawful, illogical, cruel piece of legislation. I would like to know what the minister's response is.

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