Monday, 14 July 2014
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.