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Thursday, 16 August 2012
Page: 5491

Second Reading

Debate resumed on the motion:

That this bill be now read a second time.

to which the following amendment was moved:

At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate:

(a) notes that the Government has accepted the Coalition’s policy of offshore processing of asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island; and

(b) calls on the Government to implement the full suite of the Coalition’s successful policies and calls on the Government to immediately:

(i) restore temporary protection visas for all offshore entry persons found to be refugees,

(ii) issue new instructions to Northern Command to commence to turn back boats where it is safe to do so,

(iii) use existing law to remove the benefit of the doubt on a person’s identity where there is a reasonable belief that a person has deliberately discarded their documentation, and

(iv) restore the Bali Process to once again focus on deterrence and border security”