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Thursday, 16 August 2012
Page: 5656


Senator MILNE (TasmaniaLeader of the Australian Greens) (19:19): If the minister is motivated by the humanitarian interests of the refugees who feel no hope other than to get on a boat, will the minister provide them with visas so that they can fly into Australia and have a safe pathway? If humanitarian concerns for refugees are at the heart of what the minister is saying, why would she not give them visas and fly them in, and then they do not have to get on a boat.