Senate debates

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Bills

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

6:16 pm

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

I appreciate the committee's patience, but I am doing my best to make sure that I get accurate information. Again the principle here is designed to prevent death and tragedy at sea. We know that people arriving by boat are at enormous risk, as we have seen over the last few months with the tragedies which have occurred. Therefore, we put the humanitarian interests of saving lives at the forefront of our considerations.

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