Senate debates

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Bills

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

6:00 pm

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

Thank you. I will refer to a hypothetical. Let us assume, Minister, for the purposes of explaining how this legislation would work, that unaccompanied minors were intercepted on a boat at some point and that the parliament had designated Nauru or Manus Island or both as offshore processing centres. In that case, does this legislation allow for the minister to determine that unaccompanied minors can be sent to either of those destinations? Let us try that for a start.

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