Turning back the boat people
How the new conservative government in Australia is meeting the challenge:http://www.news.com.au/national/first-closeup-look-at-a-lifeboat-the-abbott-government-is-using-to-stop-asylum-seeker-boats/story-fncynjr2-1226815340238
Note: it's worth going to the link to read the full article, view the pics, etc. More than could be copied and pasted.
THIS is what awaits asylum-seekers trying to get to Australia on dodgy wooden smuggling boats - the gift of an air-conditioned, 90-seat lifeboat, and an armed escort back to Indonesia.
This is the first close-up look at one of the 11 lifeboats that the Abbott Government has sourced out of Singapore in its uncompromising fight to stop the boats - a fight that it appears to be winning.
The lesson here is that it is possible to deal with illegal immigration, IF there is a will to do so.
Australia's government seems to be leading the way.
Let's hope they don't stop with only this!