Senate debates

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Bills

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

6:27 pm

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

To go back to the second point, or maybe it was the first, in your question in relation to documents as presented in parliament. Of course the minister will have the political consideration of bringing forward a package in order to secure designation of an offshore processing country. I think the concerns about that part of the process are unreasonable, and the openness and scrutiny that will be provided through the parliamentary process would be adequate protection for the concerns that you raise.

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