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Thursday, 16 August 2012
Page: 5643

Senator LUNDY (Australian Capital TerritoryMinister Assisting for Industry and Innovation, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Sport) (18:19): I think the only way I can respond to the senator's question is to say that a political point is being made. I do not think there is any other way to come at this response. It is very clear that the senator wants to make a strong political point. We have a system in place with regard to offshore processing. We are putting in place a bill which we believe will smash the people smugglers' model. The no advantage test is a key principle which the government has adopted and embodied in our approach.