Abbott needs to turn back on dangerous asylum seeker policy
Monday, 09 July 2012
Revelations over the weekend that the Leader of the Opposition failed to raise the Coalition’s ‘turn backs’ policy in a face-to-face meeting with the Indonesian President are embarrassing and highlight the flaws in Coalition asylum seeker policy.
Tony Abbott is happy to have Australian navy personnel do the ‘dangerous’ heavy lifting on turn backs, but he doesn’t even have the courage to raise his policy directly with the Indonesian President.
Mr Abbott has more questions to answer on his fraught turn backs policy.
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