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This... is embarrassing.

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So... what they were before was NOT tough on asylum seekers? Australia's policy has been very hard for a long time now.

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Australia has been an "easy touch" for too long.We have enough on our hands trying to help the Aborigines---let alone the long term unemployed (like 5 years) refugees . Now the bleeding heart Greens want us to take in at least 50,000 each year. It's easy to be generous with other people's money ie the taxpayers.

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This... is embarrassing. hows that, Autralias tough policy WORKS and saves lives! it stops people making the journey if they know they have no chance of coming to Australia. now the EU who said Australias policy was harsh is now getting tough on there asylum seekers, as they now realise its the only way to stop the tsunami

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I am sick and tired of the liberal elite double talk calling illegal invaders "asylum seekers" they are illegal immigrants seeking free benefits that they wont work for at home.

Just send everyone of them back to where they came from and let them work for their own future. It is time for rational and realistic responses, not faded liberal fantasies that everyone deserves a free ride. Earn it. Glad at least Australia is putting its foot down and the rest of the developed world better do the same before we are all invaded past the point of no return.

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Earn it

Most advanced countries EARNed the current status by colonization. When do you think they(developing countries) can catch up wealthy countries under the present economical system/ situation? And how?

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Australia's policies are clear. NIMBY. Let others take care of migrants.

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Good.

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presto - based on what?

Of Australias total population, at the present, almost 30% were BORN overseas. That's right - 30%.

In the decade to 2013, 140, 000 people were recognized as refugees and admitted to Australia.

In the 35 years to 2013, humanitarian and refugee grounds were granted to almost 500,000 people.

In addition the current permanent migration numbers average around 200, 000 per annum.

As much as I dislike the severity and at times inhumaness of the "boat people" camps, Australia is one of the true multi-cultural societies in the world. It has its fair share of bigots to complicate the process, but it is way, way ahead of many other countries in it's resettlement / migration programmes, esp including this one.

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We have enough on our hands trying to help the Aborigines

Damn! When did they sneak in?

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It's hard to criticize Australia's (and Japan's) harsh policy when you look at the mess Europe is in. There have to be limits but how do you decide who to let in if millions want to get in? Are island nations lucky?

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Those Asylum seekers should go back to their country is best option for them. Why they want to waste their precious times in Papua New Guinea. Take money and go home. Australian peoples do not want them. The Asylum seekers insisting they must resettle in Australia won't work.

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In the detention centre, there have been rapes, slashings and violence.

Great candidates for settlement.

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The previous situation was getting out of hand. I remember reading about 10 years ago how a migrant ship filled with people from Afghanistan, I think, had been drifting in Indonesian waters after setting out from its home port in Indonesia. A passing Norwegian ship spotted it, towed the migrant ship just into Aussie waters and then contacted Aussie coast guard telling them to deal with the situation.

"Australia's policies are clear. NIMBY. Let others take care of migrants."

"Others" being Saudi Arabia, UAE, Japan, or perhaps Korea? Yeah, right. A bit of perspective can be a valuable thing.

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seadog538APR. 28, 2016 - 03:22PM JST Australia has been an "easy touch" for too long.We have enough on our hands trying to help the Aborigines

Holy crap... wrong on so many levels.

wtfjapanAPR. 28, 2016 - 04:26PM JST This... is embarrassing. hows that, Autralias tough policy WORKS and saves lives! it stops people making the journey if they know they have no chance of coming to Australia. now the EU who said Australias policy was harsh is now getting tough on there asylum seekers, as they now realise its the only way to stop the tsunami

Works... in the sense that the boats are turned away, and they die elsewhere. I guess you're fine with the human rights violations in the off coast "detention camps" too... Nice one, Pontius.

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