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Title

  • Border Protection Committee of Cabinet Meeting Order
  • Border Protection Committee of Cabinet Meeting - Order - Produce documents

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Prime Minister, no later than 2&#160;pm on Wednesday, 25&#160;November 2009, documents outlining or including, the following:<dl><dt>(a)</dt><dd>the date, time and duration of the meetings of the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet since it was established in about April 2009;</dd><dt>(b)</dt><dd>in relation to each of the meetings referred to above, details of all the attendees at each meeting, including the name and position of each attendee and the capacity in which they attended the meeting;</dd><dt>(c)</dt><dd>in relation to any ministerial staff attending any meeting, the level of security clearance of all ministerial staff who attended each meeting;</dd><dt>(d)</dt><dd>all documents relating to the formulation, discussion and approval (including any drafts) of the letter from Mr Jim O&#8217;Callaghan, Minister-Counsellor Immigration, Australian Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia, entitled <i>Message to the 78 passengers on the Oceanic Viking</i>, dated November 2009, including by the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet or any other committee, taskforce or entity;</dd><dt>(e)</dt><dd>all documents relating to the formulation, discussion and approval (including any drafts) of the letter from Mr Andrew Metcalfe, Department of Immigration and Citizenship to Senator Evans, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, dated 16 November 2009, including by the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet or any other committee, taskforce or entity;</dd><dt>(f)</dt><dd>in relation to the formulation, discussion or approval referred to in paragraphs (d) and (e), which was undertaken by any other committee, taskforce or entity other than the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet, documents outlining or including:<dl><dt>(i)</dt><dd>the name of the other committee, taskforce or entity,</dd><dt>(ii)</dt><dd>the date, time and duration of the meeting/s of the other committee, taskforce or entity, and</dd><dt>(iii)</dt><dd>details of all the attendees at each meeting of the other committee, taskforce or entity, including the name and position of each attendee and the capacity in which they attended the meeting;</dd></dl></dd><dt>(g)</dt><dd>in relation to any ministerial staff attending any meeting, the level of security clearance of all ministerial staff who attended each meeting of the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet or any other committee, taskforce or entity;</dd><dt>(h)</dt><dd>in relation to approval referred to in paragraphs (d) and (e) above, details of the date, time, duration and attendees at the meeting or meetings that resulted in such approval by the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet or any other committee, taskforce or entity;</dd><dt>(i)</dt><dd>details of when the Prime Minister became aware of the decision of the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet or any other committee, taskforce or entity to make the offer referred to in paragraphs (d) and (e) above and how he became aware of this decision;</dd><dt>(j)</dt><dd>in relation to the letter from Mr Jim O&#8217;Callaghan, Minister-Counsellor Immigration, Australian Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia, entitled <i>Message to the 78 passengers on the Oceanic Viking,</i> dated November 2009, all documents relating to the formulation, discussion and approval (including drafts) of any arrangements, undertakings or special circumstances with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees regarding processing and resettlement of the asylum seekers;</dd><dt>(k)</dt><dd>in relation to the letter from Mr Jim O&#8217;Callaghan, Minister-Counsellor Immigration, Australian Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia, entitled <i>Message to the 78 passengers on the Oceanic Viking</i>, dated November 2009 and the letter from Mr Andrew Metcalfe, Department of Immigration and Citizenship to Senator Evans, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, dated 16&#160;November 2009, all documents relating to the formulation, discussion and approval (including drafts) of any arrangements, undertakings or special circumstances with Indonesia regarding the detention, processing and resettlement of the asylum seekers; and</dd><dt>(l)</dt><dd>in relation to any approval covered by paragraphs (h) and (i), a statement of whether the Prime Minister or any member of the Prime Minister&#8217;s staff approved any part, aspect, detail or condition contained in the letter from Mr&#160;Jim&#160;O&#8217;Callaghan, Minister-Counsellor Immigration, Australian Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia, entitled <i>Message to the 78 passengers on the Oceanic Viking</i>, dated November 2009 and in the letter from Mr&#160;Andrew Metcalfe, Department of Immigration and Citizenship to Senator Evans, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, dated 16 November 2009.</dd></dl></p>
  • The same number of senators voted for and against the [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2009-11-24.38.2), which means it failed.
  • ### Motion text
  • *That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Prime Minister, no later than 2 pm on Wednesday, 25 November 2009, documents outlining or including, the following:*
  • > *(a) the date, time and duration of the meetings of the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet since it was established in about April 2009;*
  • > *(b) in relation to each of the meetings referred to above, details of all the attendees at each meeting, including the name and position of each attendee and the capacity in which they attended the meeting;*
  • > *(c) in relation to any ministerial staff attending any meeting, the level of security clearance of all ministerial staff who attended each meeting;*
  • > *(d) all documents relating to the formulation, discussion and approval (including any drafts) of the letter from Mr Jim OCallaghan, Minister-Counsellor Immigration, Australian Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia, entitled Message to the 78 passengers on the Oceanic Viking, dated November 2009, including by the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet or any other committee, taskforce or entity;*
  • > *(e) all documents relating to the formulation, discussion and approval (including any drafts) of the letter from Mr Andrew Metcalfe, Department of Immigration and Citizenship to Senator Evans, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, dated 16 November 2009, including by the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet or any other committee, taskforce or entity;*
  • > *(f) in relation to the formulation, discussion or approval referred to in paragraphs (d) and (e), which was undertaken by any other committee, taskforce or entity other than the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet, documents outlining or including:*
  • >> *(i) the name of the other committee, taskforce or entity,*
  • >> *(ii) the date, time and duration of the meeting/s of the other committee, taskforce or entity, and*
  • >> *(iii) details of all the attendees at each meeting of the other committee, taskforce or entity, including the name and position of each attendee and the capacity in which they attended the meeting;*
  • > *(g) in relation to any ministerial staff attending any meeting, the level of security clearance of all ministerial staff who attended each meeting of the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet or any other committee, taskforce or entity;*
  • > *(h) in relation to approval referred to in paragraphs (d) and (e) above, details of the date, time, duration and attendees at the meeting or meetings that resulted in such approval by the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet or any other committee, taskforce or entity;*
  • > *(i) details of when the Prime Minister became aware of the decision of the Border Protection Committee of Cabinet or any other committee, taskforce or entity to make the offer referred to in paragraphs (d) and (e) above and how he became aware of this decision;*
  • > *(j) in relation to the letter from Mr Jim OCallaghan, Minister-Counsellor Immigration, Australian Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia, entitled Message to the 78 passengers on the Oceanic Viking, dated November 2009, all documents relating to the formulation, discussion and approval (including drafts) of any arrangements, undertakings or special circumstances with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees regarding processing and resettlement of the asylum seekers;*
  • > *(k) in relation to the letter from Mr Jim OCallaghan, Minister-Counsellor Immigration, Australian Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia, entitled Message to the 78 passengers on the Oceanic Viking, dated November 2009 and the letter from Mr Andrew Metcalfe, Department of Immigration and Citizenship to Senator Evans, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, dated 16 November 2009, all documents relating to the formulation, discussion and approval (including drafts) of any arrangements, undertakings or special circumstances with Indonesia regarding the detention, processing and resettlement of the asylum seekers; and*
  • > *(l) in relation to any approval covered by paragraphs (h) and (i), a statement of whether the Prime Minister or any member of the Prime Ministers staff approved any part, aspect, detail or condition contained in the letter from Mr Jim O’Callaghan, Minister-Counsellor Immigration, Australian Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia, entitled Message to the 78 passengers on the Oceanic Viking, dated November 2009 and in the letter from Mr Andrew Metcalfe, Department of Immigration and Citizenship to Senator Evans, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, dated 16 November 2009.*