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Misleading statements



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The Hon Peter Dutton MP Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

MEDIA STATEMENT

17 October 2015

MISLEADING STATEMENTS

A woman was flown by charter flight from Nauru to Sydney for a pregnancy termination.

The woman has decided not to proceed with the termination.

Comments from some advocates to the contrary are a fabrication, while others appear to be using this woman's circumstance for their own political agenda. They should be ashamed of their lies.

The woman was chartered back to Nauru. The woman was bought to Australia for medical attention not for a migration outcome.

The Government remains absolutely resolute that people who have attempted to come to Australia illegally by boat and are on Nauru or Manus will not be coming to settle permanently in Australia.

Further information: John Wiseman - 0417 498 570