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Wednesday, 2 September 2020
Page: 6352

Second Reading

Consideration resumed of the motion:

That this bill be now read a second time.

to which the following amendment was moved:

That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House notes that:

(1) illegal activity is illegal—even in detention centres;

(2) the Government already has the powers to address the concerns raised in the bill;

(3) Labor has written to the Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs with a proposal to improve the bill, which, in its current form, will have adverse and unwarranted consequences; and

(4) as of the resumption of debate today, Labor has not received a response from the Acting Minister"