Senate debates

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Bills

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

7:25 pm

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

I think the best way to answer Senator Hanson-Young's point is to say that there is a difference between timely and fair processing time frames and resettlement time frames. I think that is the technical point. Again, I ask senators—through you, Chair—to remember that this is part of a broad set of measures and this legislation is dealing with one aspect of that, and that we aim to have in place a durable regional arrangement, one in which we work with our neighbours and other countries in our region to get improved outcomes for those seeking refuge in our region.

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