The majority voted against a motion for information in regards to the civilians displaced by the war in Iraq, which means the motion failed.
That the Senate calls on the Government to inform the Senate by 13 June 2007 on the following matters:
(a) the number of civilians displaced by the war in Iraq, both internally and externally;
(b) the circumstances of these Iraqi refugees;
(c) what aid or assistance is going to the refugees and what component of that aid comes from the Australian Government;
(d) how many such refugees have been accommodated in Australia and what plans there are to give refuge to more; and
(e) what calls from the United Nations, the Red Cross or any other international agencies have been made to nations, including Australia, to meet the refugees’ needs.