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News coverage on asylum seekers

October 21, 2009

Tue 20 Oct
ABC : Open doors to asylum seekers: union boss
The head of the Australian Workers Union (AWU) says the Government should put out a welcome mat for the Sri Lankan asylum seekers docked in west Java. More

The Wire : Labor asylum seeker policy a return to Liberal days
Almost 260 Sri Lankans aboard a boat moored in Western Java are pleading with Australian authorities to consider their bid for asylum, saying that returning to Sri Lanka means certain death.The group was intercepted in Indonesian waters on the weekend after Prime Minister Kevin Rudd rang Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.Bruce Haigh is the former Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka . He says the Prime Minister’s actions are the result of fear and a belief that voters are still anti-refugee. More

SMH : Rudd sails into a storm

SMH : Smugglers set sights on thousands of Tamils

SMH : Vexed issue dominates Jakarta agenda

The Age : It’s deja vu as ‘those people’ still cry for help

The Age : Jakarta to take latest boat of asylum seekers

ABC Radio AM Program : Opposition pursues Government on asylum seeker policy

ABC Radio AM Program : Indonesians knew people smuggler on board

ABC Radio Breakfast  Program : Video: Brendan O’Connor – asylum seekers and the Oceanic Viking

ABC Radio Breakfast Program : Video: Brendan O’Connor – asylum seekers and the Oceanic Viking

ABC Radio Breakfast Program : David Manne: the ‘Indonesian Solution’

ABC Radio World Today Program : Department says sorry for Malu Sara

ABC Radio World Today Program : PM set to discuss asylum with Indonesia

ABC Radio World Today Program : Debate risks descending into gutter: CFMEU

ABC Radio PM Program : Debate over destination for 78 Sri Lankan asylum seekers

ABC Radio PM Program : Labor MP criticises Rudd on asylum seekers

Mon 19 Oct
ABC Radio AM Program :

ABC Radio AM Program : Kingpin smuggler caught onboard boat in west Java

ABC Radio World Today Program : People smuggler to be raised in PM talks

ABC Radio PM Program : Opposition focuses on immigration policy

ABC Radio PM Program : Union wants welcome mat laid out for refugees

ABC Radio PM Program : Asylum seekers deny jumping queue

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