Monday, 21 November 2011
Questions in Writing
Asylum Seekers (Question No. 431)
The answer to the honourable member's question is:
The Government has made it clear following the parliamentary impasse that while it will honour its commitment to the Malaysian Government to take 4,000 refugees from Malaysia over the next four years, this will not be in addition to the standard 13,750 places set aside in the annual Humanitarian Program. Costs will therefore come from within annual program funding.