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Thursday, 16 August 2012
Page: 5670


Senator LUNDY (Australian Capital TerritoryMinister Assisting for Industry and Innovation, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Sport) (20:26): I understand that there are 10, but they will be subject to the appropriate consideration by the minister for exemption if they are in a situation of particular vulnerability. I have spoken many times during the course of this debate about that ability of the minister to declare an exemption in those circumstances. Were this bill to pass and were a designated country to survive the scrutiny of parliament, then the minister would be in a position to assess their individual circumstances—as I have explained many times.