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LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS REFERENCES COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1—That the following matters be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 28 June 2012:

 (a) whether any Indonesian minors are currently being held in Australian prisons, remand centres or detention centres where adults are also held, and the appropriateness of that detention;

 (b) what information the Australian authorities possessed or had knowledge of when it was determined that a suspect or convicted person was a minor;

 (c) whether there have been cases where information that a person is a minor was not put before the court;

 (d) what checks and procedures exist to ensure that evidence given to an Australian authority or department about the age of a defendant/suspect is followed up appropriately;

 (e) the relevant procedures across agencies relating to cases where there is a suggestion that a minor has been imprisoned in an adult facility; and

 (f) options for reparation and repatriation for any minor who has been charged (contrary to current government policy) and convicted.

Question put and passed.