Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Asylum Seekers; Order for the Production of Documents
Before moving general business notice of motion No. 173, I wish to inform the chamber that Senator Keneally will also sponsor the motion. I, and also on behalf of Senator Keneally, move:
That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, by 5 pm on 16 October 2019, the final report on the review, led by Professor Peter Shergold, into Australia's integration, employment and settlement outcomes for refugees and humanitarian entrants, which was delivered to the Government in February 2019.
The government thanks Professor Shergold for his detailed review into integration, employment and settlement outcomes for refugees and humanitarian entrants. The review was informed by targeted consultation with refugees, service providers, peak body organisations, academics, think tanks, business and industry groups, regional development organisations, youth settlement groups, and public servants working for Commonwealth, state, territory and local governments. Ninety people attended round table meetings, including refugees and other stakeholders; 57 submissions were received; and 134 case studies were made available to the review team. The cabinet will thoroughly examine the report and respond following due consideration.