Senate debates

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Motions

Asylum Seekers

4:03 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

The safety and security of the Australian community is the first priority of the coalition government. The coalition government has secured Australia's borders and returned integrity to our migration programs. We have taken back control from the people smugglers. Our offshore humanitarian programs are some of the most generous in the world, but they are also some of the most stringent. Applicants are subject to rigorous security screening processes carried out with security agencies in conjunction with our international partners. The coalition government is committed to honouring Australia's responsibilities under the refugee convention in a way that is both compassionate and secure.

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