Thursday, 16 August 2012
Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2012; In Committee
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.