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Thursday, 16 August 2012
Page: 5642


Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia) (18:17): Madam Chair, I am more than happy to give the minister as much time as she wants. I did rise to my feet to say that the minister seems unable to answer my question. Clearly I was right. The reason is that there was no explanation as to how the no advantage test applied to those who arrive by boat can be consistent with the very clear principles of the convention that require that there be no discrimination based on mode of arrival.