“To the extent that either side of politics has not discharged that obligation, then I criticise them.”
“I know that so many members of the Australian Afghan community not only be feeling a sense of anxiety, but are personally affected by what is going on in Afghanistan right now.”
“When we arrived in office in May 2022 there were more than a million visa applications sitting in the system and no plan to work through these applications.”
Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil. Source: AAP / MICK TSIKAS/AAPIMAGE
She acknowledged there was concern among the community about the safety of women looking to escape the country, given the restrictions imposed by the Taliban.
Additional reporting: Anna Henderson