Australia implements new policy on asylum seekers

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Newly elected Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has launched his policy on asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat. From now on, they will be towed back to Indonesia by the navy when it is safe to do so.

Aside from turning back the boats, Mr. Abbott has also pledged to continue the existing policy of sending all asylum seekers arriving by boat to Papua New Guinea for processing and resettlement if found to be refugees

Both the new and the exisiting policy have been criticized by human rights organizations. Mr Abbott maintains that they are necessary to “send a message to the people-smugglers that from today their business model is coming to an end”.

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One Response to Australia implements new policy on asylum seekers

  1. Miss Lou says:

    *blank stares*

    I think we will find that 3 word slogans do not = good policy.

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