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ABC’s coverage of asylum seeker policy

October 15, 2009

ABC –  Opposition wants tougher policies to deter asylum seekers

The Federal Coalition says it’s considering all options as it reworks its policies aimed at deterring potential asylum seekers from coming to Australia. The head of the Opposition’s policy review team, Kevin Andrews, has revealed to AM that one of those options is an ‘unlawful entrant visa’ which would only give temporary protection to asylum seekers.

ABC –  Panel discusses Australia’s asylum policy

Professor Robert Manne, Julian Burnside QC, and demographer Dr Bob Birrell, join The World Today to discuss the Opposition’s criticisms of the Federal Government’s handling of asylum-seekers, the public’s perception of the problem and the viability of the various options available to Australia.


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