Shorten’s backflip on boat turn-backs is reprehensible

Shorten’s backflip on boat turn-backs is reprehensible

Age Editorial – 24 July 2015

In case¬†anyone has forgotten, it was the Australian Labor Party that introduced banishment to Nauru and Manus Island as a way of halting the flow of boats carrying asylum seekers and economic migrants to our shores. And it was Labor under Kevin Rudd that declared “asylum seekers who come here by boat will never be settled in Australia”. That uncompromising “solution”, as some might glorify it, has been the most profound deterrent on people-trafficking in this region.

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