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Thursday, 16 August 2012
Page: 5635


Senator MILNE (TasmaniaLeader of the Australian Greens) (17:44): I want to go back to the question I asked the minister. She said that the minister will have sought confirmation that the country to which a refugee is sent will have given an assurance that they cannot be sent back to the place where they came from or to another country. I specifically asked what is the process for that. Are we assuming that Australia will oversee any of the transfers? How would we even know if somebody in a refugee camp in Malaysia was sent back to Afghanistan? If we did know that, what would we do about it?