Australian panel calls for asylum seekers to be deported
Ms Gillard has been pushing for a refugee swap deal with Malaysia but has been
unable to win support from the Opposition, which has called for a hardline
approach centred on processing asylum seekers in Nauru and using the navy to
turn back boats arriving from Indonesia.
The committee said Australia should pursue the Malaysian deal but only if it
is assured refugees there will be treated humanely. It said boats should not
be turned back at present but this ”could change in the future”.
Ms Gillard said she received the report