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Smashing the people smugglers

Posted by: 2UE | 17 December, 2012 - 10:51 AM
Which solution should be considered for stopping asylum boats?

Beefed up spy operations in Sri Lanka and closer maritime ties will help target people smuggling rackets. John Stanley speaks with Immigration Minister Chris Bowen about our new attack on illegal immigration.

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The man in charge of the Gillard Government's panel examining asylum seeker issues says more lives will be lost at sea as the monsoon season starts

A parliamentary committee is hearing from retired Air Marshall Angus Houston and refugee advocates.

The panel has made a series of recommendations to try and stop the constant flow of asylum seekers, but as things stand illegal boats continue to arrive

Air Marshall Houston has told the commitee he fears the situation won't improve unless there's greater co-operation with other countries in the region


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Jason Morrison: time to get tougher on gun crime

There are worldwide calls for gun control in the United States after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary massacre which left 20 children & 6 teachers dead. John Stanley looks at just how relaxed the gun laws are.

Coalition lead Labor in polling

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott on 2UE 954

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Blog comments Your Say

  • There are plenty of houses in Sydney for sale that the Labor/Greens could borrow money for and buy to give to asylum seelers, whats the big deal, the houses need to be sold don`t they ? B. Brown.

    Jo Monday 17 December, 2012 - 9:36 PM
  • @Liar, if you go to Centrelink as you must have since you are most concerned about that aspect, you will surely see that most of the people there are white meaning older migrants such as yourself. The percentage of newer migrants in the dole queue is negligible. Look up the stats before you make your bigoted comments.

    Terrence Monday 17 December, 2012 - 8:20 PM
  • HULLO!! 90% of these so called "asylum seekers" are purposely throwing overboard their identifying passports and their very trackable mobile phones to fraudulently and blatantly deceive the stupid nodding wacky Labor government. Then to add insult to injury, 94% of them refuse to work and are long time Centrelink "clients" even after 5 years! Clearly it must be NO PASSPORT/NO ENTRY otherwise they can bugger off back to where they come from...

    JULIAR Monday 17 December, 2012 - 12:59 PM
  • The more phoney refugees Lie-ur can get on the payroll the better their chances of winning the minority vote. Why isn't it a No Papers - No Visa policy? These "Illegal" economic country shoppers are taking the Australian government for mugs!

    Peter Monday 17 December, 2012 - 11:14 AM
  • Its not just people smugglers that are the problem, its the people themselves. They are all taking part in the non-white invasion of our country and they know it!

    Robert Monday 17 December, 2012 - 11:12 AM
  • Obviously sabotaging Labor want and made the illegal boats to come here in the first place!! Traitorous Labor are not working in Australia's interests and should be charged with treason and put before a court. With a new thorough Liberal government, a Royal Commission is an absolute must, into this disgusting terribly rotten to the core evil Labor.

    Michelle Monday 17 December, 2012 - 10:58 AM

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