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Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, today said anti-people smuggling measures the Australian Government had introduced, including a ban on permanent protection visas for people who arrived before July 19 this year, demonstrated the strength of the Government’s resolve.

The tough new measures for illegal boat arrivals were announced on December 3.

Anyone who arrived in Australia before 19 July 2013 is subject to tougher rules: no more permanent protection visas will be granted.

“We will never allow people who come illegally by boat to settle here,” Mr Morrison said.

“Our resolve has not wavered. There are no exceptions.”

Mr Morrison said the Australian Government’s message is crystal clear: you should not come because you will not be allowed to stay.

“Anyone who arrives by boat illegally will be sent to Papua New Guinea or Nauru,” Mr Morrison said.

Mr Morrison said smugglers would try to encourage people to get on boats, but they should not listen to their lies.
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  • Cobra Thursday, 05 December 2013 12:57 AM

    Weren't they tough enough when tiger terrorists running from a losing war were pouring in by the thousands?

    John Black Thursday, 05 December 2013 01:42 AM

    No wonder they are leaving the country. Your referece to them clearly show that they are being descriminated by pathetic people like you.

    Haka Haka Thursday, 05 December 2013 02:24 AM

    You are a bigger jealous A grade scum bag for calling others that. Idots like you create discord in the country.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 05 December 2013 03:46 AM

    Australia will definitely win the "Test" serious series, for sure. Congrats in advance!!

    saman Wednesday, 04 December 2013 09:20 PM

    Bad news for Tamil scumbags! Tamils can now go to Tamil Nadu where they originally came from and stay there. The journey is much safer and quicker and the welcome is much more warmer.

    Bud Thursday, 05 December 2013 12:18 AM

    Sri Lankan community living in Australia were mostly skilled and well educated professionals until the Rudd government scrapped the strict border protection policies implemented by former Howard government. As a result the Sri Lankan diaspora has now become 'boat people' as ridiculed by some Australians.
    Well done, Mr. Morrison. We support you and the Abbot government's tough stand on these economic asylum seekers.


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