Boat people banned from Australia for life

Boat people banned from Australia for life, by Rosie Lewis.

Malcolm Turnbull has heaped pressure on Bill Shorten to support a lifetime ban on asylum-seekers who attempt to come to Australia by boat, declaring it will “send the strongest possible signal to the people smugglers”.

The Prime Minister spoke about the “failure” of the Rudd and Gillard governments to implement strong border controls as he announced the Coalition will introduce legislation to “prevent irregular maritime arrivals taken to a regional processing country from making a valid application for an Australian visa”.