Labor today held a special caucus meeting to discuss the Migration Amendment (Regional Processing Arrangements) Bill 2015.
The recommendation to support the legislation was moved by Bill Shorten and seconded by Richard Marles.
At the conclusion of the meeting Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, moved the following motion:
That the Caucus supports the draft amendment to the Migration Act on the basis that the legislation solely goes to enabling payments, enabling the fact of regional offshore processing and that the legislation does not change or in any way expand the current situation/policies/extent of regional offshore processing. Nor does the FPLP in any way condone the manner in which the current Federal government is running offshore processing.
The motion was carried on the voices.