Australia plans lifetime ban for refugees arriving by boat

A planned law will ban asylum-seekers who arrived in Australia by boat from ever entering the country, even as a tourist, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Sunday.
The measure will apply not only to the newcomers, but also to people who have been put in detention centers on Nauru or Manus Island since July 19, 2013.

The date was chosen because on that day, then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd proclaimed: “As of today, asylum-seekers who come here by boat without a visa will never be settled in Australia.”

h/t TB

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