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Thursday, 16 August 2012
Page: 5630

Senator XENOPHON (South Australia) (17:20): I move the second reading amendment standing in my name:

At the end of the motion, add:

      but the Senate calls on the Government to:

      (a)   after at least 9 months, but no later than 12 months, of the commencement of the provisions of this bill, commission a further report by the members of the Expert Panel of Asylum Seekers, to consider all aspects of the offshore processing legislative framework (including any human rights and other consequences) and to determine whether this framework has been successful in reducing the number of irregular maritime arrivals; and

      (b)   require this Panel to complete such a report within three months; and

      (c)   publicly release this report within 14 days of its receipt by the Government.

Question negatived.

The PRESIDENT: The question now is that the bill be now read a second time.