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Wednesday, 17 November 1993
Page: 2974

Senator CHAMARETTE —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

  (a)welcomes the decision of Justice Keely in the Federal Court in the case of Cambodian asylum-seeker, Gek Buoy Mok;

  (b)notes the potential implications for other Cambodian asylum-seekers still in detention; and

  (c)calls on the Government to:

    (i)immediately release those asylum-seekers being held in detention while their claims for refugee status are being finalised, and

    (ii)grant residency permits to all those boat people currently being held in detention, as have been recently granted to the Chinese nationals who were here at the time of the Tiananmen Square massacre and their families.