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(generated from captions) eased slightly after drawing a tricky barrier for Tuesday's race. He will start alongside Oceanographer, the second favourite. He stormed no contention with a big win at Flemington. Connections of Jameka were clearly excited at drawing barrier 3. New Zealand's Four Nations title defence has begun in thrilling fashion. They recorded a narrow 17-16 win over England. They'll take on Australia next week. And Josh Dugan is confident he'll be available for selection despite suffering a heavy head clash in yesterday's win over England. And Australia's netballers will take plenty of confidence out of last night's win. I'm going to leave you. We got a special guest.We would like to take you live to Sydney, where Malcolm Turnbull is speak being the immigration minister.The failure of his government and Julia Gillard's government on border froks and he announced the regional resettlement arrangement with Papua New Guinea. At that time, Australia's border was in chaos. They had been 50,000 irregular maritime arrivals on board 800 boats. There were almost 2,000 children in immigration detention in Australia, and most tragically of all, they were 1200 deaths at sea, of which we know. The Labor government had to reopen, or open, 17 detention centres on shore. It blew out the immigration and border protection budget by $11 billion. 50,000 unauthorised arrivals. 1200 deaths at sea of which we know. A humanitarian program has been swamped by these unauthorised arrivals ander the Labor government had outsourced the selection of Australia's humanitarian program to people smugglers. They opened, reopened the facility in Nauru and established the facility in Manus. Now since 2013, the Coalition has been dig gently working through the mess we were left by Labor. The mess, the failure thank Kevin Rudd acknowledged. We acted to stop the boats and stop the deaths at sea. And I'm proud that under the Coalition, there is not been a successful boat arrival in over 800 days. And there have been no deaths at sea. And I'm especially proud that under our government, we have removed all the children from detention and closed 17 detention centres in Australia. We have restored security at the border, we have restored confidence in our immigration system. Because that confidence in our immigration system, in our border protection system, is absolutely fundamental to the harmony of our multicultural society and our ability to generously accept humanitarian refugees from around the world. We are able to increase our humanitarian intake from 13750, to 18,750 over the nest several years and we are in process of accepting another 12,000 refugees from the Syrian and Iraq conflicts. We have been able to announce an additional $220 million commitment to address the humanitarian needs in Syria and the neighbouring countries where so many of its population have fled. Now, this would not be possible without our strong border protection system. This would simply be impossible for us to undertake. A generous humanitarian program, a harmonious multicultural society depends on the Australian government being in control of its borders. And it depends on us sending a united and concerted answer to the people smugglers that if they and concerted answer to the people
smugglers that if they seek to brick people to Australia those passengers will never settle in this country. That absolutely, unflinching, unequivocal message has to be loud and clear, and that is why today I'm announcing the government will introduce legislation in the next parliamentary sitting week to amend the migration act to prevent irregular maritime arrivals taken to a processing country for making a valid application for an Australian visa. The bill will apply to all taken to a regional processing country since the 19th July, 2013. That is the date that Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd declared and I quote, as of today, asylum seekers that come to Australia by boat without a visa will never be settled in Australia. This bill will reflect the government's long standing position and as we understand it, the bipartisan position initially set out by Mr Rudd and since then confirmed by Mr Shorten and that position is, and I repeat, that irregular martime arrivals who have been sent to a regionol processing country, that is Papua New Guinea and Nauru at the present time, will never be settled permanently in Australia. This will send the strongest possible signal to the people smugglers. It will send the strongest possible signal to those who are seeking to persuade persons currently on Nauru and in Manus that the Australian government will settle
change its policy and allow them to settle here. It is incredibly important that we send the clearest message. We have one of the most generous humanitarian programs in the world. But the only reason we the
can do it, the only reason it has the public acceptance that it does, is because we are in command of our borders. Now, the minister and I are asking the Labor party and its leader, Mr Shorten, to support this legislation. It's entirely consistent with his party's stated public position, we were disappointed to see what appeared to be when eequivocation from his shadow minister, but Mr Shorten now has the opportunity to express clear unequivocal support for this very strong statement of long standing Coalition and so far as we understand, Opposition policy. It is a critically important, strong message to send to the people smugglers. They must know that the door to Australia is closed to those who seek to come here by boat with a people smuggler. It is closed. We accept thousands of refugees. And with do so willingly, but we will not tolerate any repeat of the people smuggling ventures which resulted in over 1200 deaths at sea under the Labor Party, and 50,000 unauthorised arrivals. Now aisle ask the minister, Mr Dutton, to expand on the proposed legislation. Prime Minister, I thank you very much. Good morning, everyone. Thank you for being here. Obviously, the government is in a strong position when it comes to border protection policy, because we have kept the boats stopped. We have closed 17 detentions. We stopped the drownings at sea. I made it my cause to get the children out of detention when I came to this portfolio. We've done that. Our next desire is to get women and children, family units off Nauru as quickly as possible. To continue to finish the job that we started when we came into government in 2013, and that is to clean up Labor's mess. It has been a costly exercise by Labor in changing policies that had worked under the Howard government, not only was there a financial cost, but most importantly, the human cost with the lives lost at sea and we never ever want to see a repeat of that again. The announcement we made today is one of the strongest announcements made by this government in relation to border protection policy. It builds on the success and of the be
last couple of years and it has to be a very clear message to people smugglers and to people on Nauru and Manus at the moment that Australia is not an option for you. There are still people, advocates in Australia and elsewhere, messaging to people on Nauru and Manus, at some stage you'll come to Australia. And those people are living in false hope and it cannot continue. So today, very
through this legislation, we send a very clear message to all the parties concerned that Australia will never be an option for people to seek to come here illegally by boat. And we need to bipartisan support of the Labor Party. I was very concerned when I saw the comments of Mr O'Connor this morning, on Sky TV. I was very concerned. Because, Mr O'Connor, remember, was a member of the Rudd and Gillard cabinets. He was the immigration minister and presided over 800 boats coming and during his period, he put 2,000 children into detention. Now, he of all people should know that this policy is required, it's necessary, and it deserves the support of the Labor Party. And it is concerning that Mr O'Connor is out there this morning, I havicating on whether or not the Labor Party will support the strong measure that we announced today. That is an issue for Mr Shorten to demonstrate his leadership on. In the run-up to the last election, the Labor Party was split down the middle when it came to border protection policies. This is an opportunity for them to legislate their words, our words, so those words can be heard consistently by people smugglers and those on Nauru and Manus who seek to come to Australia as a permanent outcome. That is not going to happen. We demonstrate that consistency of purpose again today, and we'll never give up our border controls to the people smugglers again. We're cleaning up this mess. There's still a way to go but the government is maintaining the security of our borders and that is what the Australian public expect.You say this policy reflects a long standing commitment. But this is about doing something totally different. It's saying to genuine refugees they cannot take a holiday here and they can't get a business visa here. Why is that necessary and how is that fair?You need to clearest of clear messages. This is a battle of will between the Australian people, represented by its government and the criminal gangs of people smugglers. You should not under estimate the scale of the threat. These people smugglers are the worst criminals imaginable. They have a multibillion-dollar business. It is a battle of will. We have to be very determined to say no to their criminal plans.But you concede that's a totally different issue to the idea of settling here. To say that you can't get a tourist visa, you can't get a business visa. It's a totally different issue.It's a very clear unequivocal message.We saw that report on the ABC about some considering is harm on Nauru and Manus. Who you justify their treatment?It's critically important border.
we maintain the security of the border. So Kevin Rudd himself, Kevin Rudd was the architect of this disaster. Let's not mince words. I was Opposition Leader at the time. I begged him not to unpick John Howard's border protection policies. We predicted that it would be a disaster and it was. It was an absolute disaster in every sense. So many deaths at sea. So many unauthorised arrivals A shocking failure of policy. Mr Rudd himself recognised finally that he failed. And that is why we have set the date from which this legislation applies, to the date when he made that statement, a really, a statement, an admission of failure on his part when he said, as of today, asylum seekers who come here by boat without a visa will never be settled in Australia. Now, he left us with a huge problem, a huge mess. The minister and his predecessor have been doing an outstanding job in cleaning that up. In closing those centres, getting those kids out of detention, finding alternative options for people on Nauru and Manus. But we have to send a very clear message to the people smugglers. This is not a theoretical debating issue. We know exactly what happens when you unpick the Coalition's strong policy. We know. It's not a matter of theory or speculation. Kevin Rudd did it, and we know what happened. We will not let that happen again.Minister, what will happen to the people left on Nauru and Manus Island? How quickly will they be sent back to their countries or left in indefinite detention?It's a good question. I will go to the question previously asked as well. To put it in perspective, the situation on Nauru and Manus at the moment. Over Nauru, over 300 people working in jobs. 30 people have started small businesses. The Australian government has just contributed about $8 million to the class rooms that have opened. There are 11 educators supported by Catholic education Queensland in terms of delivery of curriculum. There's money we spent on the medical centre and the hospital on Nauru. And there are many people, obviously, who have decided to go back to their country-of-origin, found not to be refugees. We're working with those people who are on Nauru and on Manus at the moment, if they have been found not to be refugees, to return back to their country-of-origin. As the United Nations points out, there's 65 million people in the world today who are displaced and effectively to seek a migration outcome in a country like ours. So we have to have an orderly process. As the Prime Minister rightly pointed out. We deal with people humanely, we provide a record number of refugee places per year, that puts us on a per capita basis and in real terms in the top 3 countries in the world. But we're not going to be dictated to by people smugglers. If we want to talk about conditions and human rights. Talk about the 1200 children who have no voice why those debate, those who drowned at sea. We have seen over 3,000 people drown on the Mediterranean since the beginning of this year, more, I suspect, and we don't want to get back to that situation. We're working with the individuals to help provide support for them to return back to their country-of-origin, to start a new life, in the case of those on Nauru, to settle in Cambodia. In terms of Manus, to settle in Papua New Guinea if they're found to be owed protection. It's very difficult when people smugglers are messaging to them when we have advocates to them messaging here, don't accept packages, eventual you will come to Australia. This today is the clearest possible message those people won't be settled in our country. We cannot offer false hope to them. People wanting to travel to Manus Island to marry some of people from the regional processing centre to try and create a process where they might come here on a spouse visa. That is not accept. We are not going to allow arrangements that would subvert the program and the success that we've had within this process. We'll work with people to help them go back to their country-of-origin. We are continuing to work with third countries to provide another arrangements to take that up.This plainly opens the door for a deal with New Zealand and the US? Can you rule this out today, and when will a deal be struck with a third country? Yes, we're in discussions with a number of countries. I never singled countries in, I never ruled countries in or out. We we have discussions ongoing with a number of countries. I have said that our priority is to get women and children, family units off Nauru first, and to work through the rest of the population on Nauru and Manus. That is on top of the success we have had in taking the 1200 children out of detention. The question today is what Labor is going to do, having presided over the mess, what will Labor do in relation to thislation? They have it before them. The comments from Mr O'Connor, who presided over some 12,000 people, he is saying one thing to one part country, something else to another part of the country, and this is what got Labor in trouble in the first place. Either Labor believes the words that Kevin Rudd said as the leader of that party or they don't. And this is for Mr Shorten to come out today and explain his position.What do you mean children... What does it mean points.
for children going forward?Two points. Under the bill that we propose, if someone is under the age of 18 at the time they were transferred to the regional processing country, then they exempt from the legislation. But there's a power that we have under migration law now for the minister of the day to exercise a power if he or she believes it's in the public interto lift the bar to allow that person to make an application for a visa. There's the protection built into the legislation that is consistent with the way in which the laws operates at the moment. Can I raise one matter that we are moving on from this. Yesterday, we saw Bill Shorten apologise for the unions. To defend the unions and condemn the Coalition's efforts to restore the rule of law to the construction sector. He was there at the Labor state conference in Queensland playing up to the CFMEU, and all of the union heavies upon whom he relies for his leadership. Yet, we've seen today on the front page of the Sunday Mail in Brisbane, yet again more evidence, incontravertible evidence of the lawlessness of the CFMEU in that state, and the why it's making every construction site more expensive. Ever school, every bridge, every road, every hospital more expensive. At the time when governments are seeking to do more with less, the lawlessness in the construction sector is putting up the cost of all the infrastructure and services that we're entitled to. The level of lawlessness in Queensland is extraordinary. Of course, you have a state Labor government there that turns a blind eye to it. You have a situation where not so long ago, all the construction sites in the city of Brisbane were shut down. This is another test for Mr Shorten. Why does he keep on pretending there isn't a problem? Is he so beholden to these unions that is he is not prepared to recognise there is a problem. If you took him at his word, the CFMEU are the finest bunch of law-abiding Australian workers imaginable, yet we know their lawlessness, condemned by judge after judge, with over 100 officials in front of the courts, not only defying the rule of law, but is also in Queensland, and around the country, making every construction job more expensive.Paid Parental Leave, if I could, Nick Xenophon says that his party won't back that. Is a $1 billion hole in budget. How do you plan to get it through?All of these matters are being know.
negotiated with the Senate as you know. We don't have a majority in the Senate, to the passage of legislation has to be negotiated. (INAUDIBLE QUESTION) , of course not. Prime Minister, back on the migration act changes. Was the Solicitor-General consulted with these changes, and you sought and received any advice whether this law?
is consistent with international law?The Solicitor-General was not asked about this. But we've had extensive advice from the Australian government solicitor in the usually way. The Solicitor-General is generally asked to advice on matters of constitutional um contention, if you like. And this bill is absolutely clearly within power. So the constitutional issues are not, not an issue here.And you're satisfied this accords with international law?We absolutely do. We are satisfied. Yes. OK, thank you very much. You've been listening to the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and the immigration minister, Peter Dutton, there. Essentially talking about their move to introduce legislation to Parliament to amend the migration act that would prevent anyone who seeks to come to Australia illegally by boat from ever returning to Australia ever again. And he is seeking support from Bill Shorten and the Opposition for that legislation to pass.For his reaction to the Prime Minister's announcement, we're joined by lawyer David Manne from the ref by and ingration legal centre. What is your initial reaction to this?Look, without all the details, it would appear to be unnecessary. Completely unnecessary. The government already have told us for a long time they have extremely harsh measures in place and that this is resulted in stopping the boats and that it's working very well. So it's very difficult to see why these measures are seen as necessary. But, to the extent that they may, in one way, block or provide another block to people getting to Australia, it does nothing to resolve what is widely recognised as an appalling and unsustainable situation for those left in limbo, most of whom are refugees and are suffering.This is back dated to July 2013. Now, the government is saying it is all about sending a very clear message to those people smugglers and anyone who would seek to sign up with people smugglers.Well, that's right. And in a way, again, the question arises, why are these measures seen as necessary when the government for some time as said they have got things under control? One thing that is particularly problematic, potentially, depending on the detail, whether or not this flexibility that should always been under the system has been taken away. In indeed, any flexibility, such that the government can exercise humanitarian discretion has been taken away, it would not only be unnecessarily, but extremely, potentially counterproductive. There's always going to be people who are either in Australia, who came by boat, who have been brought back from Nauru or Manus Island or indeed people in Nauru and Manus Island now, who simply cannot be resettled anywhere or sent back. To take away that humanitarian discretion, is extremely problematic because we know that some people simply cannot be sent back.If we look at what the immigration minister, the Prime Minister and the foreign minister have said this morning, they are on message, saying it's about sending a very strong message. There's apparently, according to the immigration minister, 14,000 about to board boats in Indonesia. Is there another way?We are told that these extremely harsh measures implemented having successful. The question arises, why is this on top of it? All of a sudden, why is this seen as fundamental to the policy? I think the key here is, there is one gaping hole and that is that this announcement does nothing to address, and nothing to resolve the fundamental question at stake for so many, that is almost 2,000 people held in limbo in Nauru and Manus Island. What is going to be their fate? Majority of these people are refugees and their policy is rapidly destroying them and this does nothing to address that fundamental question about where they are going to be taken so they can rebuild their lives in safety and with dignity.So you're saying this is a punitive rerpt expensive measure that plies to those -- retrospective measures that applies to those people. He says there's 65 million people dislocated around the world, and there needs to be some orderly process in terms of resettling those people.There's no doubt there's a humanitarian crisis. There's over 65 million people worldwide, forcibly displaced from their home, either stuck in their home country or have fled, and looking for safety in another country. The reality is, that most people don't seek protection in Australia. In fact, Australia takes in, and hosts a miniscule amount of people in terms of global comparisons. Some countries in the world at the moment are hosting 1-2 million refugees. Turkey, Lebanon, Pakistan, Australia is not in that situation but it's fundamental that Australia lift its effort to make a far greater contribution to this global crisis. The way to do is not to proper further measures, which are about, essentially, protecting borders, rather than protecting people. We need to step up our effort globally. Because the reality is, if all countries in the world did what Australia is doing, and that is essentially closing our borders and putting all of the emphasis on border protection, if other countries in the world did this, the whole international cooperation framework to protect refugees would essentially collapse.Well the fact of the matter is, these measures are going to be introduced into Parliament next week. Are you certained about -- concerned about be?
what Labor's response is going to be? Are you concerned they may have been backed into a bit of a corner by the Coalition? Because, effectively, it's retrospectively going back to July 2013, when Kevin Rudd declared that as of today, asylum seekers who come by boat in
without a visa will never be settled in Australia. How can Bill Shorten respond?Once again, we hear in the announcement the real potential for again, another front upon which we'll see further political outing. this
That we've seen for many years on this issue. That is using this issue as a political football and all subjecting those who are caught up in the policy, you know, leaving them, you know, pawns on a chessboard instead of recognising they're children, women and men with a heart beat that inment respects can't return to their homelands. There's a danger with the way this policy is announced, of it again being caught up in this very sort of dangerous and toxic politics, that doesn't focus on the humanity of the people at stake, and rather, of scoring political points. On the politics that we see seen, who can like tougher on the question of protecting vulnerable people, or indeed, turning them away. Rather than focusing on how we respond in a fair and just way to their plight. Well, the FBI has reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails after new information came to light. Investigators discovered a string of new emails in connection with an unrelated case that appear investigation.
to be Perth innocent to original investigation. The Clinton campaign is now in dangerous control.For someone who sent a long way timing not that talk about her email saga, Hillary Clinton was very proactive. He came out yesterday and called on the FBI to release new details about the new emails and what they may contain. He reiterated that to her supporters today. The campaign is on the offensive, saying there's a not of innuendo and not much fact. There wassing the asthma Hillary Clinton was keen to -- it was something that Hillary Clinton was keen to talk about today.It's pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information right before an election. In fact... In fact, it's not just strange, it's unprecedented and it is deeply troubling because voters deserve to get full and complete facts.So Stephanie, Hillary questioning the timing of this release. Is it likely to influence voters intentions? Well, it's hard to say at this point. No policies have been done since this, or been released since 24
this revelation came out, just over 24 hours ago. Hillary Clinton was leading in the polls but that lead has narrowed. It would suppress voter turnout for Hillary Clinton and Democrats. And while that may not have a massive impact on her path towardsed the White House, it could have an impact on some of