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Thursday, 16 August 2012
Page: 5639


Senator MILNE (TasmaniaLeader of the Australian Greens) (18:00): Thank you. I will refer to a hypothetical. Let us assume, Minister, for the purposes of explaining how this legislation would work, that unaccompanied minors were intercepted on a boat at some point and that the parliament had designated Nauru or Manus Island or both as offshore processing centres. In that case, does this legislation allow for the minister to determine that unaccompanied minors can be sent to either of those destinations? Let us try that for a start.