Senate debates

Wednesday, 23 June 2021


Immigration Detention

4:16 pm

Photo of Nick McKimNick McKim (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

Before moving general business notice of motion No. 1168, I inform the Senate that Senators Keneally and McCarthy will also sponsor the motion. I, and also on behalf of Senators Thorpe, Keneally and McCarthy, move:

That the Senate agrees that the Murugappan family should be allowed to return to their home in Biloela.

4:17 pm

Photo of Jonathon DuniamJonathon Duniam (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries) Share this | | Hansard source

I seek leave to make a short statement.

Leave is granted for one minute.

As is the case with all migration matters, it's not appropriate for the Senate to deliberate on individual migration cases. This is irrespective of the case or the profile of any individual or family in question. Furthermore, senators would be asked to vote about a case without the full facts in front of them and, as is the case in this circumstance, where there are matters currently before the courts.

Photo of Scott RyanScott Ryan (President) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that the motion moved by Senator McKim and others be agreed to.