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Sydney storm: rough water stops rescuers from using boats to reach trapped

Sydney storm: rough water stops rescuers from using boats to reach trapped … The State Emergency Service was close to using boats to rescue 12 people on a Canberra to Sydney train late on Tuesday night, before aborting the exercise because the water flooding the rail line was too choppy. And rail authorities had organised […]

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Navy sailors now on ‘war footing’ to turn back boats

Navy personnel carrying out border protection were quietly stripped of some workplace safety protections and obligations last month in an apparent preparation for dangerous operations such as turning back boats.      Full News here – The Sydney Morning Herald National Headlines

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No stipulations placed on use of patrol boats given to Sri Lanka by Australia

Australia’s agreement with Sri Lanka for the handover of two patrol boats for border protection puts no restrictions on how they are used or limits on the weapons that can be fitted, Fairfax Media has confirmed.      Full News here – The Sydney Morning Herald National Headlines

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Malaysia back on board to stop boats

IMMIGRATION Minister Scott Morrison says Australia has “rebooted” its relationship with Malaysia in an effort to tackle the people smuggling trade. Full News here – Daily Telegraph | NSW and ACT

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Jakarta agrees to talks on boats

The Indonesian President has made a significant concession to Tony Abbott’s demands on asylum seekers in talks in Jakarta, agreeing that Indonesia will need to make direct deals with Australia to solve the people-smuggling problem.      Full News here – The Sydney Morning Herald National Headlines

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Stopping boats will hurt Christmas Island

CHRISTMAS Island needs a greater emphasis on tourism to protect itself from the economic impacts of a reduction in asylum seeker boats.      Full News here – NEWS.com.au | National Breaking News

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Torres Strait new route for boats

THE PNG solution has created the need for a Torres Strait Island solution, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has claimed.      Full News here – NEWS.com.au | The Nation

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Nauru signs up to Rudd’s stop boats plan

NAURU has signed up to Kevin Rudd’s policy of denying asylum seekers the chance of resettlement in Australia.      Full News here – NEWS.com.au | National Breaking News

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General to run Coalition’s asylum boats strategy

A TOP-RANKING general and the might of 11 agencies would wage war on people smugglers – that’s part of Tony Abbott’s election plan.      Full News here – NEWS.com.au | The Nation

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Outrage at new boats campaign

Department of Immigration came under fire for using this image of  Iranian woman being told she can’t stay.      Full News here – NEWS.com.au | NSW/ACT

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Stop boats, stop deaths: opposition

A FEDERAL government commitment to keep adjusting border protection policy cannot be trusted, says the opposition.      Full News here – NEWS.com.au | National Breaking News

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PM stands by boats conflict comments

KEVIN Rudd says he stands by comments questioning whether Tony Abbott was “trying to risk conflict” with Indonesia over his “turn back the boats” plan.      Full News here – NEWS.com.au | The Nation

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‘We’ll stop the boats’, says Abbott

TONY Abbott has reiterated his commitment to stopping the boats, after Julia Gillard announced a trip to Indonesia next month.      Full News here – NEWS.com.au | The Nation

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PM to visit Indonesia to discuss boats

PEOPLE smuggling and counter-terrorism will be discussed when Prime Minister Julia Gillard meets Indonesia’s president next month.      Full News here – NEWS.com.au | National Breaking News

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Indonesia won’t turn back boats

INDONESIA’S ambassador to Australia has ruled out agreeing to the coalition’s boat turnback policy, declaring no such collaboration will occur.      Full News here – NEWS.com.au | The Nation

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