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Thursday, 16 August 2012
Page: 5664


Senator LUNDY (Australian Capital TerritoryMinister Assisting for Industry and Innovation, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Sport) (19:56): No, that is incorrect. Once this legislation passes the minister remains the guardian of these children. If a designated country were to be identified and that stood the scrutiny of parliament, then the situation would be that if those children went to that designated country it would be at that point that the minister would cease to be their guardian.