Lam­bie coy on refugee deal

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS -

REFUGEES in off­shore de­ten­tion could be sent to New Zealand un­der a com­pro­mise deal to scrap “mede­vac” laws.

Sen­a­tor Jac­qui Lam­bie has of­fered to help un­wind the laws, on one con­di­tion, which she has re­fused to pub­licly state due to na­tional se­cu­rity con­cerns.

“Only three of­fices know the con­di­tion - mine, the PM’s and the min­is­ter. Ev­ery­one else is just spec­u­lat­ing,” she tweeted. Sources close to the ne­go­ti­a­tions said Lam­bie’s vote could be se­cured in re­turn for ac­cept­ing the New Zealand deal.

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