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Boats are not the problem, it’s the 130,000 asylum seekers living here

With two or three asylum-seeker boat turn-backs and the granting of bridging visas to the Nadeslingam family, Peter Dutton is again warning of a surge in boat arrivals.

The recent spate of asylum-seeker boats is due to the combination of an economic crisis in Sri Lanka and a view that the Albanese government will relent on turn-backs.

  • Abul Rizvi
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

But the current resolve of the Albanese government to persist with the turn-back policy suggests these attempts will come to little and will soon subside.

The cost of these ventures, especially if some of the boats are destroyed by Australian Border Force and passengers quickly returned on aeroplanes, together with the…

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