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Asylum seeker boat turn-backs supported by 71 per cent in poll (The Guardian)

4 June 20140 comments

The forced turn-back of asylum seeker boats to Indonesia has overwhelming public support in Australia, bolstering Prime Minister Tony Abbott as he sits down on Wednesday with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

A new poll also finds almost two-thirds of Australians back spying operations in Indonesia, another flashpoint for Mr Abbott to navigate after last year’s revelations that Australia bugged Mr Yudhoyono’s telephone.

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