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IMMIGRATION—HUMANITARIAN PROGRAM

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 864—That the Senate—

 (a) calls on the Government to immediately:

  (i) increase the Humanitarian Program to 20 000 as recommended by the Report of the expert panel on asylum seekers (Houston report), dated August 2012, in recommendation 2, and

  (ii) make available an additional $70 million to fund programs in support of a regional framework for improved protections, registration, processing, integration, resettlement and returns as per recommendation 3; and

 (b) calls for immediate disclosure of the Government's implementation timeframe for the remaining Houston report recommendations.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 10

Senators—

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Milne

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

Xenophon


NOES, 29

Senators—

Birmingham

Bushby

Cameron

Collins

Edwards

Farrell

Feeney

Fifield

Furner

Gallacher

Kroger (Teller)

Lundy

Madigan

Marshall

Mason

McEwen

McKenzie

McLucas

Moore

Nash

Parry

Polley

Pratt

Singh

Smith

Stephens

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Question negatived.