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ABSTAINED – Motions - Instrument of Designation of the Republic of Nauru as a Regional Processing Country

The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Queensland Senator Murray Watt (Labor), which means it succeeded.

The designation of Nauru as a regional processing country lapsed in October 2022 due to error on the part of either the department, the minister or a combination of both. Read the debate for more information.

Motion text

That, for the purposes of section 198AB of the Migration Act 1958, the Senate approves the designation of the Republic of Nauru as a regional processing country.


Date and time: 5:15 PM on 2023-02-07
Senator Pocock's vote: Abstained
Total number of "aye" votes: 39
Total number of "no" votes: 12
Total number of abstentions: 25

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