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Turning back boats with asylum seekers work

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REFUGE SEEKERS. Asylum seekers from Sri Lanka stand in their boat at a seaport in Cilegon, Banten, Indonesia, in 2009, looking to make their way to Australia. File photo by EPA
‘We’re simply not going to allow people to travel through other countries, whether it be Indonesia or Sri Lanka or wherever, to get on a boat, come to Australia and set up shop’

JAKARTA, Indonesia (Feb. 4, 2016) — Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson backed his Government’s decision to turn back asylum seeker boats when possible.

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