Senate debates

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Bills

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

8:16 pm

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

I would respectfully suggest that Senator Milne review her logic because to put in place the recommendations of the Houston report without having the capacity to detain people on Nauru and PNG would render the disincentive null and void. We are serious about stopping the boats. We are serious about smashing the people smuggling model and we will put in place the recommendations of the Houston review because we believe that it offers, in all of its commensurate parts, the best opportunity we have to save lives and to stop the boats coming across the sea and people putting their lives at risk.

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