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30    Discussion of Matter of Public Importance—Immigration—Asylum Seekers—Manus Island Detention Centre

The Deputy President (Senator Parry) informed the Senate that Senator Siewert had proposed that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

The failure of the Abbott Government to adequately respond to the tragic incident on Manus Island that led to the death of Reza Berati and the serious injury of many other asylum seekers.

The proposal was supported by four senators and the matter was discussed.