Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


Asylum Seekers

3:42 pm

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

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) calls on the Government to immediately:

(i) increase the Humanitarian Program to 20 000 as recommended by the Report of the expert panel on asylum seekers (Houston report), dated August 2012, in recommendation 2, and

(ii) make available an additional $70 million to fund programs in support of a regional framework for improved protections, registration, processing, integration, resettlement and returns as per recommendation 3; and

(b) calls for immediate disclosure of the Government’s implementation timeframe for the remaining Houston report recommendations.


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