Senate debates

Monday, 14 July 2014

Motions

Asylum Seekers

3:48 pm

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

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) requests that the Government:

(i) update the chamber on operations undertaken on the high seas which relate to the two asylum seeker boats intercepted by Australian authorities in the past 2 weeks, and

(ii) disclose the whereabouts of the 153 people, including 37 children, who are believed to have left India over 3 weeks ago by boat; and

(b) calls on the Government to cease the current 'on water' screening and transfer practices which fall short of Australia's international protection obligations.

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