August 15, 2012
The sad thing about the asylum seeker debate is that it has taken almost five years of policy failures, and failures by the Government to secure our borders, for the Government to finally admit that the Coalition was right.
The expert panel has recommended substantially what the Coalition had in place and what we have been recommending for years. For four years, the Prime Minister has said that offshore processing on Nauru would not work. That solution was not good enough for the government six weeks ago when the Coalition proposed it, but it is good enough for them now.
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