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IMMIGRATION—DETENTION FACILITIES

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1118—That the Senate calls on the Government to:

 (a) facilitate media access to the detention camps in Nauru and Manus Island to provide for transparency and public accountability about the conditions inside the camps;

 (b) lift the current ban on photographs and footage of the detention facilities; and

 (c) allow consenting asylum seekers and refugees within the facilities to speak freely to media agencies and journalists.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 11

Senators—

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Madigan

Milne

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

Xenophon

NOES, 36

Senators—

Back

Bernardi

Bilyk

Brown

Cameron

Cash

Collins

Crossin

Evans

Farrell

Fawcett

Feeney

Fifield

Furner

Gallacher

Hogg

Kroger (Teller)

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen

McKenzie

McLucas

Moore

Parry

Payne

Polley

Pratt

Ruston

Singh

Smith

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Williams

Question negatived.