Hirunews Logo
Anti-boat+people+adds+cost+Australia+20+million+Australian+dollars+in+one+year
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 - 8:12
Anti-boat people adds cost Australia 20 million Australian dollars in one year
72

Shares
8,707

Views
Advertising campaigns in the past year to stop refugees seeking protection in Australia have cost taxpayers nearly 23 million Australian dollars.

The sum, released by the Australian Audit Office in response to questions asked in Senate estimates, covers spending by the Immigration and Customs departments between July 2013 and August 2014.

The money was spent under both the current Coalition government, which came to power last September, and the previous Labor government.

The advertising campaigns appeared on television, radio, online and in leaflet drops in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Sri Lanka and Sudan.

The campaigns had names such as “No way. You will not make Australia home” and “Don't throw your money into water”, which urged would-be asylum seekers not to pay people smugglers for dangerous sea journeys.

 
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Heavy snow across the globe
Friday, 13 January 2017 - 9:29
Many countries are experiencing heavy snow, foreign media states. The temperature in England, Scotland, North Ireland and Wales has hit minus 10 degrees... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
721 Views
1,147 Views
2,284 Views
1,810 Views
10,275 Views
44,662 Views
Top