With Navy's record of abuse, asylum boat claims can't be ignored

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Abstract

Prime minister Tony Abbott’s three-word slogan “stop the boats” may be meeting its promise. Last Friday, Abbott was “very pleased” to point out that it was the “50th day without an illegal boat arriving in Australia”. However, what damage is the policy doing to the Australian Navy’s reputation?
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2014

Keywords

  • Navy misconduct
  • asylum seekers
  • immigration policy
  • Australian Defence Force
  • ADF
  • HMAS
  • abuse
  • defence personnel

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