House debates

Monday, 8 February 2016

Questions without Notice

Asylum Seekers

2:00 pm

Photo of Malcolm TurnbullMalcolm Turnbull (Wentworth, Liberal Party, Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

and we restored the policies of the Howard government, and once again they worked. But we inherited a number of people on Manus Island and Nauru from the period when Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, in his brief return to office before the 2013 election, overturned his own government's policies. We are working to ensure they return to their countries of origin or are settled in other countries, in third countries, as quickly as we can. It is not easy, but we are endeavouring to do that. We are working hard to do that. But I can say one thing: we will not abandon our commitment to keeping the high seas safe, to keeping our borders secure, and to ensuring that our policies have integrity and security.

The SPEAKER: Just before I call the member for Brisbane, I refer members interjecting to my statement on Thursday at about 2.15 about continuous interjecting. The member for Griffith, the member for Sydney, and the member for Moreton I mentioned last week. I again give fair warning. I will not tolerate continual interjections. The member for Moreton has been warned; it is his final warning. If he interjects again today, he will be out under 94(a). I call the member for Brisbane.


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