Footnotes

Chapter 1 - Introduction

[1]        The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, House of Representatives Hansard, 8 November 2016, p. 1.

[2]        Journals of the Senate, No. 15 2016, p. 448.

[3]        Senate Selection of Bills Committee, Report No. 8 of 2016, 10 November 2016, Appendix 6.

[4]        Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016, Explanatory Memorandum (EM), p. 2.

[5]        EM, p. 2.

[6]        EM, Attachment A, p. 23.

[7]        EM, p. 2.

[8]        The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, House of Representatives Hansard, 8 November 2016, p. 1.

[9]        The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, House of Representatives Hansard, 8 November 2016, p. 1.

[10]      Mr Michael Pezzullo, Secretary, DIBP, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 30.

Chapter 2 - Key issues

[1]        Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), Media Release, Refugee resettlement from Regional Process Centres', 13 November 2016, http://www.minister.border.gov.au/peterdutton/Pages/Refugee-esettlement-from-Regional-Process-Centres.aspx (accessed 18 November 2016).

[2]        Mr Michael Pezzullo, Secretary, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 21.

[3]        Mr Pezzullo, DIBP, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 21.

[4]        The Department of Immigration and Border Protection, answers to questions on notice, 15 November 2016 (received 17 November 2016).

[5]        Mr David Manne, Executive Director, Refugee Legal, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 16.

[6]        See e.g. Australian Lawyers Alliance, Submission 18; Civil Liberties Australia, Submission 6; Fr Frank Brennan, Submission 31; Dr Anne Junor, Submission 33; Dr Helen Johnson, Submission 43.

[7]        Refugee Council of Australia (RCA), Submission 26, p. 2.

[8]        RCA, Submission 26, p. 2.

[9]        Law Council of Australia (LCA), Submission 8, p. 11.

[10]      Ms Fiona McLeod SC, President-elect, LCA, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 20.

[11]      The Department of Immigration and Border Protection, answers to questions on notice, 15 November 2016 (received 17 November 2016).

[12]      Immigration Advice and Rights Centre (IARC), Submission 22, p. 1.

[13]      Mr Julian Burnside AO QC, Submission 30, p. 6.

[14]      Mr Pezzullo, DIBP, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 21.

[15]      See e.g., Ms Elaine Pearson, Human Rights Watch, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 1; Mr Daniel Webb, Human Rights Law Centre, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 1.

[16]      Explanatory Memorandum (EM), Attachment A, p. 23.

[17]      Article 26 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) states:

All persons are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection of the law. In this respect, the law shall prohibit any discrimination and guarantee to all persons equal and effective protection against discrimination on any ground such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

[18]      EM, Attachment A, p. 24.

[19]      EM, Attachment A, p. 24.

[20]      Mr Khanh Hoang, Co-Chair, Refugee Rights Sub-committee, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR), Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 2.

[21]      Mr Pezzullo, DIBP, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 18.

[22]      Mr Pezzullo, DIBP, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 23.

[23]      Mr Pezzullo, DIBP, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 24.

[24]      LCA, Submission 8, p. 14.

[25]      Castan Centre, Submission 20, p. 5.

[26]      Article 31(1) of the Refugee Convention states:

The Contracting States shall not impose penalties, on account of their illegal entry or presence, on refugees who, coming directly from a territory where their life or freedom was threatened in the sense of article 1, enter or are present in their territory without authorization, provided they present themselves without delay to the authorities and show good cause for their illegal entry or presence.

[27]      RCA, Submission 26, p. 2.

[28]      Save the Children, Submission 21, p. 3.

[29]      Mr Pezzullo, DIBP, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 30.

[30]      Castan Centre, Submission 20, p. 4.

[31]      LCA, Submission 8, p. 16; Save the Children, Submission 21, p. 5; Amnesty International, Submission 17, p. 2; UNICEF Australia, Submission 5, p. 2.

[32]      LCA, Submission 8, p. 16.

[33]      UNICEF Australia, Submission 5, p. 2.

[34]      Ms Rachel Noble, Deputy Secretary, Policy, DIBP, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 20.

[35]      Ms Philippa de Veau, General Counsel, DIBP, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 18.

[36]      Ms de Veau, DIBP, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 22.

[37]      LCA, Submission 8, p. 17.

[38]      Castan Centre, Submission 20, p. 2.

[39]      Ms McLeod SC, LCA, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 18.

[40]      Mr Pezzullo, DIBP, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 31.

[41]      Mr Manne, Refugee Legal, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 14.

[42]      LCA, Submission 8, p. 17.

[43]      LCA, Submission 8, p. 18.

[44]      LCA, Submission 8, p. 18.

[45]      Mr Pezzullo, DIBP, Committee Hansard, 15 November 2016, p. 30.

Dissenting Report by the Labor Senators

[1]        Explanatory Memorandum (EM), p. 2.

[2]        The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, House of Representatives Hansard, 8 November 2016, p. 1.

[3]        Mr Daniel Webb, Director of Advocacy, Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC), Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, pp. 2-3.

[4]        Mr Daniel Webb, Director of Advocacy, HRLC, Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, p. 3.

[5]        Ms Fiona McLeod SC, President-elect, Law Council of Australia (LCA), Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, p. 10.

[6]        Mr David Manne, Executive Director, Refugee Legal, Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, p. 10.

[7]        Mr David Manne, Executive Director, Refugee Legal, Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, p. 16.

[8]        See Ms Fiona McLeod SC, President-elect, LCA, Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, p. 16.

[9]        Mr Michael Pezzullo, Secretary, Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, p. 27.

[10]      Ms Lisa Button, Asylum Seeker and Refugee Policy and Advocacy Adviser, Save the Children, Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, p. 17.

[11]      Sky News, NZ says Australia won't accept refugee deal, http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2016/10/31/nz-says-australia-won-t-accept-refugee-deal.html (accessed 21 November 2016).

[12]      See Ms Elaine Pearson, Australia Director, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, p. 1.

[13]      Ms Elaine Pearson, Australia Director, HRW, Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, p. 1; Ms Rebecca Dowd, Co-Chair, Refugee Rights Sub-Committee, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR), Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, p. 10; Ms Fiona McLeod SC, President-elect, LCA, Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, p. 14.

[14]      Ms Fiona McLeod SC, President-elect, LCA, Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, p. 14.

[15]      Sydney Morning Herald, Refugee visa ban a likely breach of UN convention, http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/refugee-visa-ban-a-likely-breach-of-refugee-convention-20161104-gsic81.html (accessed 21 November 2016).

[16]      Radio National, Proposed ban on refugees arriving by boat in breach of Australia's international obligations: expert, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/
proposed-ban-on-refugees-arriving-by-boat-breach-of-obligations/7982624
(accessed 21 November 2016).

[17]      Mr Khanh Hoang, Co-Chair, Refugee Rights Sub-Committee, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR), Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, p. 2; Ms Fiona McLeod SC, President-elect, LCA, Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, p. 10.

[18]      Ms Fiona McLeod SC, President-elect, LCA, Committee Hansard, Tuesday 15 November 2016, p. 18.

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