Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Current HansardDownload Current Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Monday, 19 October 2015
Page: 11705


Ms McGOWAN (Indi) (16:08): I rise to present a petition from Dr Penny Vine. Dr Vine is petitioning the government to legislate time limits in detention for asylum seekers, with a maximum of 30 days for adults and five days for children. This petition contains 14 signatures, which brings the number of signatures in the series to a total of 529.

The petition read as follows—

To the Honourable The Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives.

This petition of concerned citizens of Australia:

Draws to the attention of the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives our deep concern about the proven physical and psychological damage of indefinite and arbitrary detention of asylum seekers.

We therefore ask for legislated time limits of detention with a maximum of 30 days for adults and 5 days for children.

from 14 citizens

Petition received.