Australia confirms Manus Island immigration detention centre will close...but...?

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    Australia confirms Manus Island immigration detention centre will close

    Odd?

    Sense?

    Despite...

    And...it's pretty sad...

    Overall... :(
     
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    Asylum seekers face lifetime Australia ban if they arrive by boat

    The Australian government plans to introduce legislation to ban asylum seekers who arrive by boat from ever being allowed into the country.

    The ban will apply to any adult who has been sent to detention centres on Nauru or Manus Island since July 19th, 2013.

    It means adults who have previously tried to enter Australia by boat since July 2013, but who have chosen to return home, will never be allowed to get a visa to Australia - even as a tourist, or a spouse.

    The government plans to backdate its ban to July 19th, 2013, because that is when the former prime minister Kevin Rudd said: “As of today, asylum seekers who come here by boat without a visa will never be settled in Australia.”

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/worl...ustralia-ban-if-they-arrive-by-boat-1.2848529

    Looks like Australia hasn't learned a lot in what's right or wrong. :(
     

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