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More asylum seekers arrive by Boeing than by Boat

The Beagle Editor, More asylum seekers arrive by Boeing than by Boat

"The Morrison Government is highly selective in the information that it releases on asylum seekers. For example, while we are told that they have ‘stopped the boats’, little has been said about the record 27,000 on-shore asylum applications in 2018. Most claimants have come by plane from Malaysia and China. While most of those sent to Manus and Nauru have been recognised as Convention refugees, only about 2 per cent of these on-shore arrivals succeed in their claims. What is clear at this juncture is that government policy in this area is not being driven by national security concerns, but rather by a desire to continue using refugees as a political wedge. If we are to be serious about border control while protecting peoples' basic human rights, it is high time that we stopped playing politics with migration laws.” (Professor Mary Crock, professor of public law at Sydney Law School and an accredited specialist in immigration law) Contribution Name and address supplied

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