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Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Page: 9739

Senator SCULLION (Northern TerritoryMinister for Indigenous Affairs and Leader of The Nationals in the Senate) (17:51): The government does not support this disallowance motion. The regulations which Senator McKim has moved to disallow have been introduced to ensure that integrity, identity and community protection issues relating to temporary visa holders can be managed effectively. These regulations should be uncontroversial. They do not impact on the vast majority of temporary visa holders who come to Australia who abide by our laws. The government has zero tolerance for fraudulent, disruptive or criminal behaviour by noncitizens, and the measures introduced by these regulations allow the government to better manage noncompliance with Australian laws.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that the disallowance motion moved by Senator McKim be agreed to.