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BORDER PROTECTION LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1999

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed by Mr Kerr who moved, as an amendment—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;

(1) is of the opinion that it represents an inadequate and piecemeal response to the serious border control problems facing Australia; and

(2) calls for the Government to consider establishing an Australian Coastguard service as a more appropriate means of addressing our increasing problems in relation to border control".

Debate continued.

It being 2 p.m., the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 101A, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.