‘Nope, Nope, Nope’: Tony Abbott’s blunt response when asked if Australia would accept hundreds of “refugees”

As Indonesia and Malaysia reach out to the international community after being flooded with Rohingya asylum seekers fleeing their home in fear of religious persecution, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reaffirmed that he will not assist any of the migrants caught up in South East Asia’s refugee crisis with a resounding ‘nope’.

‘Nope, nope, nope. We have a very clear refugee and humanitarian program,’ Mr Abbott said on Thursday.

‘I’m sorry. If you want to start a new life, you come through the front door, not through the back door.