Senate debates

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Questions without Notice

Asylum Seekers

2:27 pm

Photo of Christine MilneChristine Milne (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Lundy. Given the terrible news of another unfolding tragedy off Christmas Island today, will the government consider urgent measures proposed by refugee experts in the region—in particular, to significantly increase Australia's humanitarian intake to show good faith and leadership in the region and to uphold our obligations under the refugee convention?


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