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Asylum seekers stranded by Abbott policy (Sky News)

3 April 20140 comments

A United Nations expert on people smuggling and human trafficking says Canberra’s tough but ‘questionable’ policy on dealing with asylum seekers arriving by boat has successfully destroyed the current migrant smuggling model into Australia.

Sebastian Baumeister, from the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime, says the government has halted the boats heading to Australia, but questions remain over the whereabouts of thousands of asylum seekers stranded in Asia.

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