Senate debates

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Bills

Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2012; In Committee

5:35 pm

Photo of Kate LundyKate Lundy (ACT, Australian Labor Party, Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation) Share this | Hansard source

I am advised that the point Senator Milne makes—that they do not have to be legally binding—is the case. The accountability measure nonetheless is that the minister needs to present those to parliament; therefore the minister is accountable to the parliament.

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