The majority voted in favour of the main idea of the bill, which means our Members of Parliament (MPs) can now start discussing it in more detail.
In parliamentary jargon, this was a vote to read the bill for a second time.
Main idea of the bill
The bill was introduced to allow the minister to decide that something is a 'prohibited item' in relation to an immigration detention facility and increases the powers of authorised officers and assistants to search both facilities and people entering those facilities in order to find and seize those items.
Read more in the bills digest.