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IMMIGRATION—ASYLUM SEEKERS

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1218—That the Senate calls for all asylum seekers and refugees who are released into the community on a bridging visa to be granted the right to work and support themselves.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 10

Senators—

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Madigan

Milne

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

NOES, 29

Senators—

Back

Bilyk

Cameron

Cash

Colbeck

Collins

Crossin

Farrell

Fifield

Furner

Gallacher

Hogg

Humphries

Kroger (Teller)

Lines

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen

McKenzie

Moore

Parry

Polley

Pratt

Ruston

Smith

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Question negatived.