Senate debates

Tuesday, 11 October 2011


Asylum Seekers

3:52 pm

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

I move:

That the Senate—

(a)   notes the current dismal state of debate on asylum seeker policy in Australia with:

  (i)   the Prime Minister (Ms Gillard) calling the Leader of the Opposition (Mr Abbott) hypocritical, and

  (ii)   the Leader of the Opposition (Mr Abbott) calling the Prime Minister (Ms Gillard) hypocritical; and

(b)   calls for Australia's international refugee obligations to be respected.

Question put. The Senate divided. [15:53]

(The Deputy President—Senator Parry)

Question negatived.