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16    Immigration— Immigration intake

Senator Bernardi, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 947—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes the growing concerns around Australia of the sustained historically high levels of immigration to Australia; and

               (b)       calls on the Australian Government to halve the current immigration intake.

Statements by leave : The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath) and Senators Chisholm and Leyonhjelm, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and negatived.