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senate vote 2016-02-04#3

Edited by Henare Degan

on 2016-02-10 21:21:22

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  • The majority voted against the [Greens' motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2016-02-04.27.2) calling for Prime Minister [Malcolm Turnbull](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/wentworth/malcolm_turnbull)'s Government to let the 267 men, women and children who were part of the recent [failed High Court challenge](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-03/high-court-throws-out-challenge-to-offshore-detention/7135504) to stay in Australia.
  • The majority voted against [the motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2016-02-04.27.2) by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young calling on the Turnbull Government to let the 267 men, women and children who were part of the recent [failed High Court challenge](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-03/high-court-throws-out-challenge-to-offshore-detention/7135504) to stay in Australia.
  • This motion was proposed on the same day that [protests took place around Australia](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-04/crowds-protest-against-asylum-seekers-being-sent-to-nauru/7141778) calling on the Government to #LetThemStay.
  • This motion was proposed on the same day that [protests took place around Australia](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-04/crowds-protest-against-asylum-seekers-being-sent-to-nauru/7141778), with the social media hashtag #LetThemStay being used by supporters.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate calls on the Turnbull Government to grant amnesty to the 267 men, women and children in Australia as part of the M68 High Court challenge, and allow them to stay.*
senate vote 2016-02-04#3

Edited by mackay

on 2016-02-10 15:06:29

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  • The majority voted against the [Greens' motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2016-02-04.27.2) calling for Prime Minister [Malcolm Turnbull](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/wentworth/malcolm_turnbull)'s Government to let the 267 men, women and children who were part of the recent [failed High Court challenge](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-03/high-court-throws-out-challenge-to-offshore-detention/7135504) to stay in Australia.
  • This motion followed [protests right around Australia](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-08/let-them-stay-protests-against-return-of-asylum-seekers-to-nauru/7150462) calling on the Government to #LetThemStay.
  • This motion was proposed on the same day that [protests took place around Australia](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-04/crowds-protest-against-asylum-seekers-being-sent-to-nauru/7141778) calling on the Government to #LetThemStay.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate calls on the Turnbull Government to grant amnesty to the 267 men, women and children in Australia as part of the M68 High Court challenge, and allow them to stay.*
  • > *That the Senate calls on the Turnbull Government to grant amnesty to the 267 men, women and children in Australia as part of the M68 High Court challenge, and allow them to stay.*
senate vote 2016-02-04#3

Edited by mackay

on 2016-02-10 15:00:25

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  • Motions Asylum Seekers
  • Motions - Asylum Seekers - Let Them Stay

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  • <p class="speaker">Sarah Hanson-Young</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate calls on the Turnbull Government to grant amnesty to the 267 men, women and children in Australia as part of the M68 High Court challenge, and allow them to stay.</p>
  • The majority voted against the [Greens' motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2016-02-04.27.2) calling for Prime Minister [Malcolm Turnbull](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/wentworth/malcolm_turnbull)'s Government to let the 267 men, women and children who were part of the recent [failed High Court challenge](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-03/high-court-throws-out-challenge-to-offshore-detention/7135504) to stay in Australia.
  • This motion followed [protests right around Australia](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-08/let-them-stay-protests-against-return-of-asylum-seekers-to-nauru/7150462) calling on the Government to #LetThemStay.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate calls on the Turnbull Government to grant amnesty to the 267 men, women and children in Australia as part of the M68 High Court challenge, and allow them to stay.*
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>I seek leave to make a short statement.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Gavin Marshall</p>
  • <p>Leave is granted for one minute.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>The government will be opposing this motion but will not be calling a division. The government remains committed to its border protection policy including regional processing. The government does not want to see boats arriving again and children put at risk of drowning on those voyages. Our policy for moving transferees and refugees to Australia and returning them to a regional processing country at the conclusion of medical treatment has not changed. The government will maintain its compassionate approach to those in Australia accessing medical attention. We will continue our practice of assessing any returns on a case-by-case basis.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Gavin Marshall</p>
  • <p>The question is that the motion be agreed to.</p>
  • <p></p>