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Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Page: 812


Senator McGRATH (QueenslandAssistant Minister to the Prime Minister) (16:11): I seek leave to make a short statement.

The PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute.

Senator McGRATH: Immigration matters in Papua New Guinea are a matter for the Papua New Guinea government. We have consistently said that those who have been found not to be owed protection should return to their home country. This is in accordance with normal international practice.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that the motion moved by Senator McKim be agreed to.