Thursday, 25 June 2015
Migration Amendment (Regional Processing Arrangements) Bill 2015; In Committee
Part of the question before the chair is that amendment (2) be agreed to. Amendment (2) clearly goes to mandatory reporting of child abuse. In some of your remarks you rightly said that every senator in this place would abhor the abuse of children. You said that on your own behalf too. If that is the case and if these are not just mere words, why cannot the government do something about it to ensure that there is mandatory reporting, so that we say more than words and actually do things, and do things by legislation, to ensure that there is mandatory reporting of these atrocities?