Thursday, 1 September 2016
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) a large cache of documents has been made public regarding the treatment of asylum seekers including children on Nauru, and
(ii) these documents contain concerning reports of alleged abuse; and
(b) call upon the Australian Government:
(i) to reveal whether these serious and disturbing allegations of abuse have been investigated and the outcomes of those investigations, and
(ii) to appoint an Independent Children's Advocate backed by adequate resources and statutory powers to ensure the rights and interests of children are protected.