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Thursday, 13 September 2018
Page: 25

Senator BERNARDI (South Australia) (11:49): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that 18 September marks the five-year anniversary of the launch of the Abbott Coalition Government's Operation Sovereign Borders policy, a military-led operation designed to break people-smuggling activities - principally originating from Indonesia - with boat turn-backs and intelligence gathering;

(b) acknowledges the roles of policy co-author, and now senator, Jim Molan, and the then Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Mr Scott Morrison, in successfully implementing that policy; and

(c) affirms its strong support for the policy and continuing to protect Australia's borders.