Senate debates

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Questions without Notice

Asylum Seekers

2:51 pm

Photo of Nita GreenNita Green (Queensland, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Minister representing the Prime Minister, Senator Cormann. The member for Flynn, Ken O'Dowd, the member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, and the member for Indi, Dr Helen Haines, have all called on the government to use ministerial discretion and allow Priya, Nades and their two children to return to their home in the rural Queensland community of Biloela. Why is the Prime Minister ignoring the pleas of rural members of parliament? Are Mr O'Dowd, Mr Joyce and Dr Haines wrong?

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