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Tuesday, 24 September 2013 - 8:43
Australia clamps down on information about asylum seekers
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Australias government said it would no longer provide regular information on asylum boats turned away or on emergencies at sea involving asylum seekers under a new military operation to curb people trafficking.

 

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, accused by rights groups of imposing a gag on an issue which split voters in a September 7th election, said the government would no longer provide full briefings on border protection incidents to safeguard operational security and avoid alerting trafficking syndicates.

 

The steady flow of refugee boats is a hot political issue in Australia, polarizing voters, while stoking tension with neighbors like Indonesia and Sri Lanka over hardline border security policies criticized by the United Nations.

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