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Thursday, 16 August 2012
Page: 5660


Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia) (19:41): I thank the minister for her answer. These are not the Greens' requirements; these are the requirements of the Houston report, which the government say they will implement. There are 10 unaccompanied minors who have today arrived on Christmas Island who will be among the first people sent to Nauru. Why is the government so reluctant to ensure that these unaccompanied minors have access to these appropriate protection and welfare arrangements specified as essential requirements by the Houston panel?