Senate debates

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Bills

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

7:06 pm

Photo of Sarah Hanson-YoungSarah Hanson-Young (SA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

The minister has just clarified—not in the most precise way, but she has confirmed—that if you fly to Australia and you land on the mainland you can apply for a protection visa. These people are not people that, under this legislation, the government is saying will be transferred offshore. Therefore, they have an advantage.

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