House debates

Tuesday, 28 November 2023

Questions without Notice: Additional Answers

Immigration Detention

4:59 pm

Photo of Clare O'NeilClare O'Neil (Hotham, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Home Affairs) Share this | | Hansard source

I seek to add to an answer from question time. Today our government received reasons from the High Court. We are moving quickly to finalise a tough preventive detention regime before parliament rises.

The safety of Australian citizens is our utmost priority. Yesterday the opposition voted against measures that would have criminalised sex offenders going near schools and childcare centres. We urge the parliament to support the government in protecting the Australian community.