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Monday, 19 November 2012
Page: 8943

Second Reading

Debate resumed on the motion:

That these bills be now read a second time.

to which the following amendment was moved:

At the end of the motion, add:

but the Senate calls for the appropriation of funds for offshore processing to occur only when:

(a) a 12 month time limit on the detention of an individual in Papua New Guinea or Nauru is established;

(b) funding for a regional co-operation framework, and capacity building initiatives, is doubled to $140 million as recommended by the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers;

(c) an Independent Health Care Panel to oversee the physical and mental health of asylum seekers sent offshore is established; and

(d) all contracts for services between the Australian Commonwealth and service providers in Papua New Guinea and Nauru, including costs and operational protocols, are tabled in Parliament.