Tag Archives: Scott Morrison

BOUNTY ON BOATS: COALITION BUY-BACK TO PUT AN END TO PEOPLE SMUGGLERS

Friday August 23 2013 – A boat buy-back scheme and bounties paid in Indonesia are part of a planned crackdown on people smuggling, under a Coalition government. Australian taxpayers would buy leaking fishing boats from poor fishermen where intelligence identified … Continue reading

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PANIC AS ‘ALL FIT MEN’ ARE CALLED UP – Sunday July 21 2013

– Rioting asylum seekers caused $60 million damage to their Nauru camp hours after Kevin Rudd announced he had given a blank cheque to PNG to process boat people. After three interpreters and three medical personnel were held hostage during … Continue reading

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NAURU RIOTERS FACE SANCTIONS – July 21 2013

– Nauru’s government was locked in meetings with Australian Federal Police and immigration officials on Saturday to decide what to do with 50 to 60 asylum seekers charged over riots that have largely destroyed the island’s detention centre, with a … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA. NOW GO AWAY – Sunday July 21 2013

– Australia’s new hardline treatment of refugees has begun, with 81 asylum seekers on their way to Papua New Guinea after arriving in Australian waters early on Saturday. The asylum seekers – most from Iran – are the first to … Continue reading

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THREATS DELIVER ASYLUM SEEKERS – Tuesday July 9 2013

– The Indonesian Navy had planned to meet a merchant ship carrying a group of asylum seekers who threatened self-harm to convince the crew to take them to Christmas Island. New details of the drama on the MV Sichem Hawk, … Continue reading

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ARMED FORCES BOARDED TAMPA FOR PM HOWARD’S POLITICAL GAIN: COMMANDER – Tuesday July 9 2013

– A former SAS deputy commander who led troops to forcibly board the MV Tampa in 2001 says the armed forces were used for domestic political gain by John Howard. Peter Tinley, now a Western Australian Labor MP, says his … Continue reading

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SAS PROPOSAL UNDER ATTACK – Tuesday July 9 2013

– Moves by the Australian government to use special forces to board merchant vessels carrying asylum seekers could spark international diplomatic incidents, a law of the sea expert said. ANU’s Professor Don Rothwell was responding to opposition immigration spokesman Scott … Continue reading

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FISHING BOAT ‘ATTACKED’ OFF SRI LANKA – Friday October 19 2012

– A group of asylum seekers have reportedly seized a fishing boat off Sri Lanka and are seeking to come to Australia. The Sri Lankan “Times Online” has reported a boat was seized from a fishing crew at Kudawella, 50 … Continue reading

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SMUGGLER REACTION – Saturday June 9 2012

– The Coalition will appoint an independent integrity commissioner to audit new asylum-seeker approvals if it wins government. The commissioner would also have the power to audit past approvals, Opposition spokesman Scott Morrison will reveal today. Suspected people smuggler, Captain … Continue reading

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NAURU COULD BE ON AGENDA – Wednesday December 21 2011

– Reopening Nauru’s immigration detention centre would be on the agenda if bipartisan talks were held to find a border protection circuit-breaker. The Government has revealed it wants to discuss asylum seeker policy compromises with the Coalition after the death … Continue reading

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