Senate debates

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Questions without Notice: Additional Answers

Asylum Seekers

3:03 pm

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

On 11 September 2012, I took a question on notice from Senator Hanson-Young regarding migration. I seek leave to have the answer incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The answer read as follows—

Senator Hanson-Young asked the following questions:

1. When indeed is the government going to implement the increase to the humanitarian intake? When is the first group of refugees from Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan expected to arrive in Australia?


The Government will increase Australia's humanitarian program to 20,000 places in 2012-13, in line with the recommendation of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers. This was announced on Thursday 23 October. The 2012-13 program is currently being implemented.