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Vanstone: stop offering residency

Posted by: 2UE | 25 June, 2012 - 11:24 AM
Former Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone on 2UE 954

Former Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone says the Gillard Government's Malaysia Solution is a waste of time.

The Government is using the latest asylum seeker drownings to try pressure the opposition into supporting the policy.

Divisions are emerging within Opposition ranks with a number of MPs calling on Tony Abbott to agree to Malaysia.

Amanda Vanstone tells Stuart Bocking only stopping the offer of permanent residency to asylum seekers will halt the flow of boats.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • and stop the $40,000 average appeal legal costs for each individual, that they get free. + free dental, doctors, internet, ciggies etc etc. Or at least offer the same to our aussie homeless.

    Johannes Wednesday 27 June, 2012 - 7:26 AM
  • this gov has no determination to solve immigration issue, I reported an immigration fraud to the minister and their dod-in service, no action at all. Let those people misuse medicare and benefit.

    Joe Tuesday 26 June, 2012 - 9:42 PM
  • it's all Gillards fault!

    Wise Man Steve Tuesday 26 June, 2012 - 1:34 PM
  • How about we even up the refugees by getting some of those persicuted christians here?
    Yeah right, so we bring into the country the very people who are persicuting christians in Indonesia and Malaysia. Bringing the problem here is not the answer. Let them fight it out in their own country and leave Australia to the Australians.

    Peter Tuesday 26 June, 2012 - 12:36 PM
  • Of course she`s right Stuart.
    How about we even up the refugees by getting some of those persicuted christians here.

    Johannes Tuesday 26 June, 2012 - 10:15 AM
  • Amanda is spot on. Why are the Labor/Greens so devoid of this sort of common sense and logic? Any fool can see that the Malaysian solution at best is spurious and unworkable, and has issues with human rights and legality. Sarah Hanson Young keeps bleating on about "onshore processing" which only attracts more boats. How in hell is that a solution? Either she takes us all for fools or she's the fool. Just like Robert's blog, all these left-wing ideologues seem to do is blame and abuse those who don't agree with their irrational and obtuse dogma.

    Jimmy Tuesday 26 June, 2012 - 10:00 AM

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