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Order for the Production of Asylum Seekers

Senator HANSON-YOUNG

I move:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Prime Minister, no later than 9.30 am on Thursday, 21 April 2016:

(a) any, and all, documents in the Australian Government's possession, including, and in relation to:

(i) any contracts between Broadspectrum (formerly known as Transfield Services) and its subcontractor Wilson Security in relation to operations on Nauru and Manus Island, Papua New Guinea,

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Grandmothers for asylum seekers

Senator HANSON-YOUNG

My question today is to the minister representing the Prime Minister, the Attorney-General, Senator Brandis. Attorney-General, today, represented here in the chamber and, of course, around the building, are hundreds of grandmothers from around Australia. They have gathered in this place to lobby your government around the treatment of—

Senator Ian Macdonald

Why didn't they do this when Labor had 2,000 locked up?

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Question - Baby Asha

Senator HANSON-YOUNG

My question is to the Minister representing the Prime Minister, Senator Brandis. Senator Brandis, right now, 'Baby Asha' and her family, along with dozens of other families, are living in Australia with the threat of imminent return to Nauru hanging over their heads. Will the government let these families stay here so that they can rebuild their lives or will you continue to disregard advice of medical experts and send these families back to the prison island of Nauru as soon as you can?

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Christmas Toy Drive 2015

When you're doing your Christmas shopping this year, please spare a thought for the children who won't be celebrating because they're locked in immigration detention.

This year we're asking you to, once again, buy an extra toy for one of these children who need your help. Right now there are 4500 children who are either locked in detention centres in Australia, languishing on Nauru or living in limbo in the community.Please send the toys, unwrapped, to:

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CHILDREN OUT BY CHRISTMAS

Today the Greens are moving amendments to a government migration bill to free children from detention. Over recent weeks and months we have heard horrifying stories of violence, abuse and trauma endured by children and their families. It must end – and the Labor Party and crossbenchers can end it today.

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