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senate vote 2009-11-25#7

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:20:06

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  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-11-25.74.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Sarah_Hanson-Young&mpc=Senate&house=senate Sarah Hanson-Young]. This means that the motion was rejected.
  • The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate—''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) the Federal Government’s ongoing commitment to continuing with the excised territories of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Island Christmas Island], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Islands Cocos Islands] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashmore_Reef Ashmore Reef], and''(Read about the [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kevin_Rudd&mpc=Griffith&house=representatives Rudd] government's decision to keep these islands outside of Australia's migration zone [http://news.smh.com.au/national/govt-denies-backflip-on-island-excision-20080221-1tmq.html here]. )
  • ''(ii) the sheer expense of running the offshore [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Island_Immigration_Reception_and_Processing_Centre detention facility] on Christmas Island;''
  • ''(b) recognises concerns raised by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Human_Rights_Commission Australian Human Rights Commission], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesty_International Amnesty International] and the [http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/ Refugee Council of Australia], to the limited access to sufficient health facilities, resources, and torture and trauma counselling services, due to the remoteness and isolation of the Christmas Island detention facilities from mainland Australia; and''
  • ''(c) calls on the Government to end the policy of excision and bring all offshore arrivals to the mainland for processing.''(Read more about the history of asylum in Australia, including offshore processing, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asylum_in_Australia here].)
  • References
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-11-25.74.2) introduced by Greens Senator [Sarah Hanson-Young](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Sarah_Hanson-Young&mpc=Senate&house=senate). This means that the motion was rejected.
  • The motion was:
  • _That the Senate—_
  • _(a) notes:_
  • _(i) the Federal Government’s ongoing commitment to continuing with the excised territories of [Christmas Island](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Island), [Cocos Islands](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Islands) and [Ashmore Reef](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashmore_Reef), and_(Read about the [Rudd](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kevin_Rudd&mpc=Griffith&house=representatives) government's decision to keep these islands outside of Australia's migration zone [here](http://news.smh.com.au/national/govt-denies-backflip-on-island-excision-20080221-1tmq.html). )
  • _(ii) the sheer expense of running the offshore [detention facility](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Island_Immigration_Reception_and_Processing_Centre) on Christmas Island;_
  • _(b) recognises concerns raised by the [Australian Human Rights Commission](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Human_Rights_Commission), [Amnesty International](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesty_International) and the [Refugee Council of Australia](http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/), to the limited access to sufficient health facilities, resources, and torture and trauma counselling services, due to the remoteness and isolation of the Christmas Island detention facilities from mainland Australia; and_
  • _(c) calls on the Government to end the policy of excision and bring all offshore arrivals to the mainland for processing._(Read more about the history of asylum in Australia, including offshore processing, [here](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asylum_in_Australia).)
  • References
senate vote 2009-11-25#7

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:37

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-11-25.74.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Sarah_Hanson-Young&mpc=Senate&house=senate Sarah Hanson-Young]. This means that the motion was rejected.
  • The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate—''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) the Federal Government’s ongoing commitment to continuing with the excised territories of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Island Christmas Island], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Islands Cocos Islands] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashmore_Reef Ashmore Reef], and''[1]
  • ''(i) the Federal Government’s ongoing commitment to continuing with the excised territories of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Island Christmas Island], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Islands Cocos Islands] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashmore_Reef Ashmore Reef], and''(Read about the [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kevin_Rudd&mpc=Griffith&house=representatives Rudd] government's decision to keep these islands outside of Australia's migration zone [http://news.smh.com.au/national/govt-denies-backflip-on-island-excision-20080221-1tmq.html here]. )
  • ''(ii) the sheer expense of running the offshore [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Island_Immigration_Reception_and_Processing_Centre detention facility] on Christmas Island;''
  • ''(b) recognises concerns raised by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Human_Rights_Commission Australian Human Rights Commission], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesty_International Amnesty International] and the [http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/ Refugee Council of Australia], to the limited access to sufficient health facilities, resources, and torture and trauma counselling services, due to the remoteness and isolation of the Christmas Island detention facilities from mainland Australia; and''
  • ''(c) calls on the Government to end the policy of excision and bring all offshore arrivals to the mainland for processing.''[2]
  • ''(c) calls on the Government to end the policy of excision and bring all offshore arrivals to the mainland for processing.''(Read more about the history of asylum in Australia, including offshore processing, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asylum_in_Australia here].)
  • References
  • * [1] Read about the [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kevin_Rudd&mpc=Griffith&house=representatives Rudd] government's decision to keep these islands outside of Australia's migration zone [http://news.smh.com.au/national/govt-denies-backflip-on-island-excision-20080221-1tmq.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about the history of asylum in Australia, including offshore processing, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asylum_in_Australia here].
senate vote 2009-11-25#7

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-21 09:12:23

Title

  • Offshore Detention Facilities
  • Motions - Asylum Seekers - Stop excising territory

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Sarah Hanson-Young</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <dl><dt></dt><dd>That the Senate&#8212;<dl><dt>(a)</dt><dd>notes:<dl><dt>(i)</dt><dd>the Federal Government&#8217;s ongoing commitment to continuing with the excised territories of Christmas Island, Cocos Islands and Ashmore Reef, and</dd><dt>(ii)</dt><dd>the sheer expense of running the offshore detention facility on Christmas Island;</dd></dl></dd><dt>(b)</dt><dd>recognises concerns raised by the Australian Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International and the Refugee Council of Australia, to the limited access to sufficient health facilities, resources, and torture and trauma counselling services, due to the remoteness and isolation of the Christmas Island detention facilities from mainland Australia; and</dd><dt>(c)</dt><dd>calls on the Government to end the policy of excision and bring all offshore arrivals to the mainland for processing.</dd></dl></dd></dl><p>Question put.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-11-25.74.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Sarah_Hanson-Young&mpc=Senate&house=senate Sarah Hanson-Young]. This means that the motion was rejected.
  • The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate—''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) the Federal Government’s ongoing commitment to continuing with the excised territories of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Island Christmas Island], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Islands Cocos Islands] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashmore_Reef Ashmore Reef], and''[1]
  • ''(ii) the sheer expense of running the offshore [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Island_Immigration_Reception_and_Processing_Centre detention facility] on Christmas Island;''
  • ''(b) recognises concerns raised by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Human_Rights_Commission Australian Human Rights Commission], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesty_International Amnesty International] and the [http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/ Refugee Council of Australia], to the limited access to sufficient health facilities, resources, and torture and trauma counselling services, due to the remoteness and isolation of the Christmas Island detention facilities from mainland Australia; and''
  • ''(c) calls on the Government to end the policy of excision and bring all offshore arrivals to the mainland for processing.''[2]
  • References
  • * [1] Read about the [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kevin_Rudd&mpc=Griffith&house=representatives Rudd] government's decision to keep these islands outside of Australia's migration zone [http://news.smh.com.au/national/govt-denies-backflip-on-island-excision-20080221-1tmq.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about the history of asylum in Australia, including offshore processing, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asylum_in_Australia here].