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19    Immigration— Asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru—Resettlement to New Zealand

Senator McKim, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 561—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes that:

                                     (i)       in 2013, the New Zealand Government first made an offer to Australia to resettle 150 refugees sent by Australia to Manus Island and Nauru,

                                    (ii)       New Zealand Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, has confirmed New Zealand’s commitment to resettle 150 refugees sent by Australia to Manus Island and Nauru, stating that the offer remains ‘firmly on the table’, and

                                  (iii)       Prime Minister Ardern will again raise her country’s offer to accept 150 refugees sent by Australia to Manus Island and Nauru when she meets Prime Minister Turnbull at the East Asia Summit in the Philippines this week; and

               (b)       calls on Prime Minister Turnbull to accept New Zealand’s offer to resettle 150 refugees sent by Australia to Manus Island and Nauru.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 32

Senators—

Bartlett

Farrell

Kitching

Rice

Brown

Gallacher

McAllister

Siewert

Cameron

Gallagher

McKim

Singh

Carr

Gichuhi

Moore

Steele-John

Chisholm

Griff

O’Neill

Sterle

Dastyari

Hanson-Young

Polley

Urquhart*

Di Natale

Kakoschke-Moore

Pratt

Watt

Dodson

Ketter

Rhiannon

Whish-Wilson

 

 

NOES, 28

Senators—

Abetz

Cash

Hume

Reynolds

Bernardi

Duniam

Leyonhjelm

Ruston

Birmingham

Fierravanti-Wells

Macdonald

Ryan

Brockman

Fifield

McGrath

Scullion

Burston

Georgiou

O’Sullivan

Seselja

Bushby*

Hanson

Paterson

Smith

Canavan

Hinch

Payne

Williams

* Tellers

Question agreed to.