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representatives vote 2019-09-11#4

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on 2019-09-20 17:31:47


  • Bills — Migration Amendment (Streamlining Visa Processing) Bill 2019; Second Reading
  • Migration Amendment (Streamlining Visa Processing) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Stop privatisation


  • <p class='motion-notice motion-notice-truncated'>Long debate text truncated.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion]( to amend the usual second reading motion, which is "*that the bill be read a [second time](*". Agreeing to read a bill for a second time is the same as agreeing with the main idea of the bill.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:*
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  • > *"whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House:*
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  • > *(1) notes that the Government's plan to privatise Australia's visa system will lead to:*
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  • >> *(a) cuts to services, increased risk of visa fraud, worker exploitation, and data security breaches; and*
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  • >> *(b) the loss of around 2,000 jobs Australia-wide; and*
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  • > *(2) urges the Government to stop its privatisation of Australia's visa system".*