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MIGRATION ACT—DESIGNATION OF THE INDEPENDENT STATE OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA—REGIONAL PROCESSING COUNTRY—APPROVAL

The Minister for Sport (Senator Lundy), at the request of the Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins) and pursuant to notice, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 3—That, for the purposes of section 198AB of the Migration Act 1958, the Senate approves the designation of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea as a regional processing country, by instrument made on 9 October 2012 [F2012L02003].

Debate ensued.

Senator Hanson-Young moved the following amendment:

 At the end of the motion, add "and calls on the Government to put in place a 12 month time limit on detention of an individual in Papua New Guinea".

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,8


Senators—
Di NataleLudlamSiewert (Teller)Whish-Wilson
Hanson-YoungRhiannonWatersWright

NOES, 33



Senators—
Back (Teller)CormannMadiganSmith
BernardiCrossinMarshallStephens
BilykFawcettMcEwenSterle
BishopFeeneyMcKenzieThistlethwaite
BrownFurnerMcLucasUrquhart
BushbyGallacherMooreXenophon
CameronHumphriesParry
CashJohnstonPratt
ColbeckLundyRuston

Question negatived.

Main question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,30


Senators—
BackCrossinMadiganSmith
BilykFawcettMarshallStephens
BishopFeeneyMcKenzieSterle
Brown (Teller)FurnerMcLucasThistlethwaite
CameronGallacherMooreUrquhart
CashHumphriesParryXenophon
ColbeckJohnstonPratt
CormannLundyRuston

NOES, 8


Senators—
Di NataleLudlamSiewert (Teller)Whish-Wilson
Hanson-YoungRhiannonWatersWright

Question agreed to.