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If Other Countries Knew How Australia Stops The Boats It Could Damage Foreign Relations, Peter Dutton Told

The minister’s 245-page incoming brief has been obtained by BuzzFeed News.

  • Josh Taylor

Revealing Australia’s role in turning back boats and other border enforcement operations could affect Australia’s relationship with other countries, home affairs minister Peter Dutton was told by his department.

Tsek 2bOperation Sovereign Borders (OSB) is a military operation initiated under the Abbott government in 2013 to stop the flow of boats bringing asylum seekers to Australia.

The operation works in secrecy and very little information about what is being done is ever released to the public.

When he was immigration minister Scott Morrison repeatedly…

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