My speech in parliament opposing the Migration Legislation Amendment - 10 November 2016

I spoke in parliament against the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016.

I believe in an Australia that is compassionate, hardworking and fair; where the persecuted, the displaced and the stateless  can find sanctuary, understanding and be given the chance – the opportunity – to build a new home and future for themselves and their children, safe from the horrors of war and violence.

This is why I am drawing the line in the sand and opposing this Bill.