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LAW AND JUSTICE—INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS—SAFETY AND WELFARE

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 692—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the string of recent attacks against international students studying in Australia;

 (b) recognises:

  (i) the important contribution international students make to Australia's culture and economy, and

  (ii) the growing concern over the safety of international students studying in Australia; and

 (c) calls on the Government to:

  (i) implement the recommendation of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee report, Welfare of international students, to expand the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth Ombudsman to include the international student sector, and

  (ii) invest in support programs and anti-racism campaigns to raise community awareness of the positive contribution international students make to Australia.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,7


Senators—
Brown, BobHanson-YoungMilneXenophon
FieldingLudlamSiewert (Teller)

NOES, 34


Senators—
BackCrossinHutchinsParry
BernardiFarrellLudwigPolley
BilykFeeneyLundyPratt
BirminghamFergusonMarshallRyan
BishopFisherMcEwenSterle
BoyceForshawMcLucasWilliams
CameronFurnerMooreWortley
CashHoggNash
CollinsHurleyO'Brien (Teller)

Question negatived.