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Monday, 7 March 2005
Page: 51

Senator NETTLE (3:40 PM) —I move:

   That the following matter be referred to the Legal and Constitutional References Committee for inquiry and report by 15 June 2005:

The detention of Ms Cornelia Rau, with particular reference to:

(a)   the circumstances, actions and procedures which resulted in Ms Rau being detained;

(b)   how Ms Rau remained unidentified during the period in question;

(c)   the adequacy of mental health services provided to Ms Rau and other detainees;

(d)   the conditions in Australian immigration detention centres and whether they are having a harmful effect on the mental health of detainees;

(e)   the adequacy of legal assistance provided to Ms Rau and other detainees;

(f)   the actions of relevant ministers; and

(g)   any related matters.

Question put.