Thursday, 16 August 2012
Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2012; In Committee
I challenge the senator's assertions directly. In fact, I point the senator to proposed section 198AB and I reference directly the explanatory memorandum of the bill, in which paragraph 118 states:
New subsection 198AB(3) provides that in considering the national interest for the purposes of —
the previous subsection—
So, in this way, we are able to provide the assurances that those conventions are able to be upheld and, as I said, we disagree with the interpretation that the senator is taking of our bill.