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20    Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Reference

Senator Hanson-Young, also on behalf of Senator Gallacher, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1—That, noting the sovereignty of the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea, and within the limits of Australia’s sovereignty, the following matters be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 31 December 2016:

    (a)   conditions and treatment of asylum seekers and refugees at the regional processing centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea;

    (b)   transparency and accountability mechanisms that apply to the regional processing centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea;

     (c)   implementation of recommendations of the Moss Review in relation to the regional processing centre in the Republic of Nauru;

    (d)   the extent to which the Australian-funded regional processing centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea are operating in compliance with Australian and international legal obligations;

     (e)   the extent to which contracts associated with the operation of offshore processing centres are:

                  (i)   delivering value for money consistent with the definition contained in the Commonwealth procurement rules,

                 (ii)   meeting the terms of their contracts, and

                (iii)   delivering services which meet Australian standards; and

     (f)   any other related matter.

Statement by leave : The Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 28

Senators—

Bullock

Hanson-Young

McEwen (Teller)

Rice

Cameron

Lambie

McKim

Siewert

Carr

Lazarus

McLucas

Simms

Collins

Lines

Moore

Sterle

Dastyari

Ludlam

O’Neill

Urquhart

Gallacher

Ludwig

Peris

Waters

Gallagher

McAllister

Polley

Whish-Wilson

 

 

NOES, 26

Senators—

Abetz

Colbeck

Leyonhjelm

Reynolds

Back

Day

Lindgren

Ronaldson

Bernardi

Edwards

Macdonald

Ruston

Birmingham

Fierravanti-Wells

McGrath

Smith

Bushby (Teller)

Fifield

Muir

Wang

Canavan

Heffernan

Nash

Williams

Cash

Johnston

 

 

 

Question agreed to.

Statements by leave : Senator Muir, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion, and Senator Fifield, by leave, made a statement relating to the vote on the motion.

Leave was granted for the question to be put again.

Question—That the motion be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 32

Senators—

Bullock

Hanson-Young

McEwen (Teller)

Rice

Cameron

Lambie

McKim

Siewert

Carr

Lazarus

McLucas

Simms

Collins

Lines

Moore

Sterle

Dastyari

Ludlam

O’Neill

Urquhart

Di Natale

Ludwig

Peris

Waters

Gallacher

Madigan

Polley

Whish-Wilson

Gallagher

McAllister

Rhiannon

Xenophon

 

 

NOES, 30

Senators—

Abetz

Day

Lindgren

Ronaldson

Back

Edwards

Macdonald

Ruston

Bernardi

Fawcett

McGrath

Scullion

Birmingham

Fierravanti-Wells

McKenzie

Seselja

Bushby (Teller)

Fifield

Muir

Smith

Canavan

Heffernan

Nash

Wang

Cash

Johnston

Reynolds

Williams

Colbeck

Leyonhjelm

 

 

 

Question agreed to.