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Almost 300 asylum seekers prevented from sailing to Australia in past year
Exclusive: Documents show international authorities ‘disrupted’ 10 alleged attempts from international ports
- Helen Davidson
- The Guardian
International authorities, with the assistance of Australia, have “disrupted” at least 10 alleged attempts to transport almost 300 asylum seekers to Australia by boat in the…
The documents, from the federal home affairs department, record the number of “foreign law enforcement agency” (FLEA) disruptions since 2013.
FLEA disruptions were set up as one of three components of the Abbott government’s border policy – alongside boat turnbacks and…