Senate debates

Tuesday, 3 March 2015


Australian Human Rights Commission

3:51 pm

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

I, and also on behalf of Senators Collins, Lazarus, Wang and Lambie, move:

That the Senate—

(a) commends the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and its President on delivering The forgotten children: national inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014 report;

(b) acknowledges That the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has referred all allegations of abuse involving children in detention, including those evidenced in the report, on an individual basis to police for investigation and action;

(c) respects the independence and integrity of the AHRC and its mandate to promote and protect human rights in Australia; and

(d) expresses its support for, and confidence in, the AHRC and its President.

Photo of Stephen ParryStephen Parry (President) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that the motion be agreed to.

The Senate divided. [15:53]

(The President—Senator Parry)

Question negatived.