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Title

  • Motions Asylum Seekers
  • Motions - Asylum Seekers - Resettlement

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Nick McKim</p>
  • <p>I wish to inform the chamber that Senators Griff and Keneally will also sponsor the motion. I, and also on behalf of Senator Griff and Senator Keneally, move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • The same number of senators voted for and against parts (c)(ii) and (d) of the [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2020-06-17.165.1), which means they failed.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • >
  • > *(a) ...*
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  • > *(b) ...*
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  • > *(c) agrees that:*
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  • >> *(i) ...*
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  • >> *(ii) the indefinite detention of refugees, both offshore and onshore, causes trauma and harm to people who have applied for refugee status under the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees; and*
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  • > *(d) calls on the Federal Government to immediately accept the kind offer from the New Zealand government to provide resettlement to 150 people each year from Australia's offshore detention cohort.*
  • <p class="italic">(a) notes that 14 June to 20 June 2020 is Refugee Week in Australia, and that 20 June 2020 is World Refugee Day;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) reaffirms Australia's commitments as a signatory to the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(c) agrees that:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(i) refugees and people seeking asylum have made, and will continue to make, significant contributions to Australia's social fabric and economic well-being, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(ii) the indefinite detention of refugees, both offshore and onshore, causes trauma and harm to people who have applied for refugee status under the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(d) calls on the Federal Government to immediately accept the kind offer from the New Zealand government to provide resettlement to 150 people each year from Australia's offshore detention cohort.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Jonathon Duniam</p>
  • <p>I'd like to request that this question be divided into parts (a), (b) and (c)(i), and then, separately, parts (c)(ii) and (d).</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>On the basis of that request, I will put the question. The question is that parts (a), (b) and (c)(i) be agreed to.</p>
  • <p>Question agreed to.</p>
  • <p>The question is that parts (c)(ii) and (d) of motion No. 691 be agreed to.</p>