Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014; In Committee
I accept the government's argument. It seemed a bit muddled—both prospective in its nature and impacting on things that have already happened. It seems to be retrospective in my understanding of the term. I am disappointed that the government continue to pretend that this is not retrospective. It clearly is. The reason it is is that they want it to impact on as many people as possible. It is simply not fair. I accept, though, that the government have not listened to that argument.
The CHAIRMAN: The question is that the amendments moved by Senator Hanson-Young be agreed to.