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These divisions relate to the policy “for putting a time limit on immigration detention”. Compare how a supporter of the policy would have voted to the division outcome.

25th Jun 2015, 5:52 PM – Senate Migration Amendment (Regional Processing Arrangements) Bill 2015 - in Committee - Limit detention to 3 months - Division No. 13

Supporters vote “Yes (strong)”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 10
Australian Labor Party (67% turnout) 16
Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party (100% turnout) 1
Country Liberal Party (0.0% turnout)
Deputy President (0.0% turnout)
Family First Party (100% turnout) 1
Independent (75% turnout) 1 2
Liberal Democratic Party (100% turnout) 1
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 2
Liberal Party (44% turnout) 11
National Party (25% turnout) 1
Palmer United Party (100% turnout) 1
President (0.0% turnout)
Totals (62% turnout) 11 36

The majority voted against two Greens amendments introduced by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young (SA), which means they were unsuccessful.

What do these amendments do?

These amendments would limit detention in regional centres (such as the centres in Nauru and on Manus Island) to three months.

Amendment text

Greens amendment (4):

(4) Schedule 1, page 3 (after line 19), after subsection 198AHA(2), insert:

(2A) Despite subsection (2), the Commonwealth must not:

(a) take, or cause to be taken, any action; or

(b) make any payment, or cause any payment to be made; or

(c) do anything else that is incidental or conducive to the taking of such action or the making of such a payment;

to the extent that the action, payment or anything else will result in, or enable, the restraint over the liberty of an individual for longer than 3 months.

Greens amendment (6):

(6) Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 5), at the end of the Schedule, add (after proposed item 3):

4 Application—detention beyond 3 months

Subsection 198AHA(2) of the Migration Act 1958, as amended by this Act, applies in relation to an action, payment or anything else that is done by the Commonwealth on or after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

10th Oct 2012, 11:30 AM – Senate Motions - Manus Island - 12 month limit on detention - Division No. 2

Supporters vote “Yes (strong)”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (89% turnout) 8
Australian Labor Party (60% turnout) 18
Country Liberal Party (0.0% turnout)
Democratic Labor Party (100% turnout) 1
Deputy President (100% turnout) 1
Independent (100% turnout) 1
Liberal Party (41% turnout) 11
National Party (20% turnout) 1
President (0.0% turnout)
Totals (54% turnout) 8 33

The majority voted against an amendment introduced by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. It would have amended a motion introduced previously by Labor Senator Kate Lundy with the following:(Read more about the motion and the proposed amendment in the debate here. See the division on whether to agree to the motion here.)

At the end of the motion, add the following words:

"And calls on the Government to put in place a 12 month time limit on detention of an individual in Papua New Guinea."

References

12th Sep 2012, 11:45 AM – Senate Motions - Republic of Nauru - 12 month limit on detention - Division No. 2

Supporters vote “Yes (strong)”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 9
Australian Labor Party (80% turnout) 24
Country Liberal Party (100% turnout) 1
Democratic Labor Party (100% turnout) 1
Deputy President (0.0% turnout)
Independent (100% turnout) 1
Liberal Party (63% turnout) 17
National Party (20% turnout) 1
President (100% turnout) 1
Totals (72% turnout) 10 45

The majority voted against an amendment introduced by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. This would have amended a previous motion(See the division on that motion here.) with the following:

At the end of the motion, add “with the inclusion of a 12 month time limit on detention of an individual in Nauru, and calls on the Government to immediately establish an independent Health Care Panel to monitor and evaluate the medical, psychological and psychiatric welfare of refugees sent offshore”.

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