Greens MP Adam Bandt has given notice of a motion today, condemning the government's deal to send 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia.
If passed the motion will mean both the Senate and the House of Representatives will have called on the government to abandon its plan.
"I am hopeful that the House of Representatives will join the Senate in condemning the government's Malaysia deal," Mr Bandt said.
"If that happens, the government will have a very clear message from the Parliament that it needs to rethink its refugee policy."
"The government claims it does not need new legislation to engage in this human swap, we want to see the government's legal advice to back up that claim."
"The government needs to stop following Tony Abbott's razor wire party, abandon this deal and instead rebuild a community consensus of support for a rational and humane asylum seeker policy."
Senator Sarah Hanson-Young's motion passed the Senate yesterday.
The motion reads:
MEMBER FOR MELBOURNE: I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move-That this House:
- (a) condemns the Gillard Government's deal with Malaysia that would see 800 asylum seekers intercepted in Australian waters and sent to Malaysia; and
- (b) calls on the Government to immediately abandon this proposal.