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Monday, 12 October 2015
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Senator HANSON-YOUNG ( South Australia ) ( 16:11 ): I, and also on behalf of Senator Gallacher, move:

That, noting the sovereignty of the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea, and within the limits of Australia’s sovereignty, the following matters be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 31 December 2016:

(a) conditions and treatment of asylum seekers and refugees at the regional processing centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea;

(b) transparency and accountability mechanisms that apply to the regional processing centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea;

(c) implementation of recommendations of the Moss Review in relation to the regional processing centre in the Republic of Nauru;

(d) the extent to which the Australian-funded regional processing centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea are operating in compliance with Australian and international legal obligations;

(e) the extent to which contracts associated with the operation of offshore processing centres are:

(i) delivering value for money consistent with the definition contained in the Commonwealth procurement rules,

(ii) meeting the terms of their contracts, and

(iii) delivering services which meet Australian standards; and

(f) any other related matter.