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(generated from captions) The world can't sit back. Angela Merkel deserves a peace prize because Germany has stepped up to the plate which our country has not. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop
joins me from Canberra. Good morning. Is the government going
to increase the number of humanitarian refugees we accept?

That's precisely why our Immigration Minister is in Paris and Geneva, he is meeting with the UN high commission, he is meeting with officials from. UNHCR, we are in a position to take persecuted ethnic and religious minorities, families from the camps in probably Lebanon, junior Don are Dan, it isly Turkey and so we are discussing what we can do to be part of an international solution. No one country did do this alone. So I'm talking to our counterpart more than finance mers in Europe, our friends in the United States but also our counterpart in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, UAE and see what other they can do. What are they saying? . Germans have already announced what they are going to be doing which is just sensational. What are you recommending to the prime minister? How many can we handle? Malcolm Fraser helped, what, 50,000 Vietnamese refugees, Bob Hawke did 42,000 Chinese students. You have to look at what the people are looking for. There are some who are wanting just a safe haven temporarily to return home after the conflict is over. So we also have to play our part in trying to resolve the conflict in Syria which will need a military and a political solution. So, there are some people who are for example, living with friends and relatives in Lebanon but will be going back when they feel it's safe. There are others who it wouldn't matter whether the conflict was over or not, they would be persecuted because they are et Nicks religious minorities. That's the group that we are focussing on. Australia does resettling very well. It's not just a question. We are looking at resettling people permanent Natalie. We have to consider what fa salts, education, health, accommodation is available to take the kind of numbers. We have to do what is sensible, what is right. Play our part but there is no point in just plucking figures out of the air. We have to do this in co-ordination with the UNHCA and the international organisation. I I totally agree. We have thriving Vietnamese communities here in Australia now as a legacy of Malcolm Fraser's decision, the same with Chinese communities. So, it's not unreasonable to think in terms of those numbers though, is it? 50,00040,000.This is an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. There are millions of displaced people. What we have to do is ensure that we are able to make contact with those who are coming to resettle in Australia perm necessarily as owe owed to those who are looking for safe haven temporarily. In the case of Kosovos we talk thousands of them, but a lot of them went home after a number of years. There was a solution to the conflict. This is a very complicated, diabolical situation in Syria. You have the Assad regime.Which we are causing too.The Assad regime started attacking their own people some time ago and Australia led the debate in the Newnes Security Council during 2013 and 2014, calling for a ceasefire, calls for the Assad regime to not use temperature kal weapons. Then we saw these terrorist organisations fill a vacuum and the groups, ISIS has taken over Syrian terrorist so people are fleeing from the terrorist organisations.We had fill I am Ruddic last night, I think he was speaking on the ABC saying we have a responsibility because we are part of the problem in Syria too. We are backing one side if you like the civil war there.We are part of the solution. We are trying to prevent these terrorist organisations from carrying out these brutal, violent attacks on civilians. We are not backing the Assad regime. We are trying to prevent the terrorists organises from carrying out these behead goes and positively Mead evil acts against civilian populations.Yeah, look, you see all this happening. I reckon you would have the worst job in the both. You are at the coal face of all these disasters that you see around the world. Take your minister's hat off, your politician's hat off. How does it affect you, just the sheer weight of numbers of these refugees? It's just extraordinary?We do what we can to be a good global citizen. We lead where we can. We assist. We are part of solutions. We are trying to be friends with others in the region some are also working to solve these challenges. Australia always steps up to the mark. We also do our -- we always do our part. We lead the debates in the UN Security Council. We are working with coalition department.We are going to be generous.Australia is always generous.Good.When I talk about our resettlement program, it is one of the most generous in the world. This is permanent next re settlement, providing people with the opportunity to live in Australia permanently. Other countries are agreeing to take in people for the purposes of processing their application to be a refugee but they are not actually going to resettle them. Australia does play its part and we will continue to do itWe have to be a good global citizen. Good luck with