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Thursday, 16 August 2012
Page: 5635


Senator CASH (Western Australia) (17:43): In relation to the process under new clause 198AB, 'regional processing country', and, in particular, subclause (1)(b), can the minister confirm that it is the parliament, by affirmation of both houses, that must approve a country as an offshore processing country, and it is the parliament that is going to be the arbiter of whether the conditions in the other country are to our satisfaction?