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Asylum Seekers - Question Number 216

Asylum Seekers
(Question No. 216)

Senator Hanson-Young asked the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, upon notice, on 23 November 2010:

(1) (a) How many asylum seekers, who have been found to be in genuine need of protection, are still awaiting their security clearance from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation; and (b) of this number, can a breakdown be provided of the number of asylum seekers that have been held in detention for longer than 3, 6, 9, and 12 months.

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Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee - 23/05/2011 - Estimates - IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP

Senator Hanson-Young I want to follow on from questions in relation to the so-called Malaysian solution. I want to tease out some of the responses that you were giving in relation to particular parts of the Migration Act. Of course, we know that section 198A requires a declaration of a country where people can be taken to in order to have their claims assessed rather than being done here on Australian soil. You implied that there were other parts of the Migration Act that could be used to remove people if indeed you were not able to declare a country under that section.

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Training of Migration Agents

QUESTION NUMBER 330 - IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP PORTFOLIO ADDITIONAL ESTIMATES HEARING FEBRUARY 2011

Senator Hanson-Young asked in writing on 13 February 2011:
What is the status of training migration agents for the new assessment process that starts in March to ensure fair, transparent and equitable assessment processes?

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Births in Detention

QUESTION NUMBER 193 - IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP PORTFOLIO ADDITIONAL ESTIMATES HEARING FEBRUARY 2011

Senator Hanson-Young asked in writing on 13 February 2011:
Since 2008, how many children in the detention network, in particular have been born?

Answer:
Since 2008 and up to 28 February 2011, there have been 23 births in the immigration detention network.

 

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Security Clearance Timeframes

QUESTION NUMBER 103 - IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP PORTFOLIO ADDITIONAL ESTIMATES HEARING FEBRUARY 2011

Senator Hanson-Young asked in writing on 13 February 2011:
Out of the almost 500 people who have been in detention for more than 18 months, how many of those people would be waiting their ASIO clearance? Do you suspect that would makeup the bulk of the 900?

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AusAID - Family Planning Funding

QUESTION NUMBER 14 - SENATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE LEGISLATION COMMITTEE ADDITIONAL ESTIMATES HEARING FEBRUARY 2011

Senator Hanson-Young asked AusAID in writing on 13 February 2011:
AusAID has made a significant commitment to increasing its funding in the area of family planning. Can you please explain how investing in family planning contributes to the development of countries and the achievement of all the MDGs, and why it is so important for Australia to lead in this area, particularly in the Pacific?

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AusAID - NEW Family Planning Initiatives

QUESTION NUMBER 12 - SENATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE LEGISLATION COMMITTEE ADDITIONAL ESTIMATES HEARING FEBRUARY 2011

Senator Hanson-Young asked AusAID in writing on 13 February 2011:
How much bilateral Australian aid funding, since August 2009 has gone to NEW family planning initiatives, that get family planning services to women who currently have an unmet need, to help reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions? How much money and support has gone to the provision of safe abortion services in the region?

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