Refugee boat arrivals to continue in 2011: Australian Opposition

13:26, December 31, 2010      

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Australia's border security is in pieces and the "tsunami" of asylum-seeker boat arrivals will cascade into 2011, federal Opposition said on Friday.

"Labor ends the year with Australia's border security in tatters," opposition spokesman Michael Keenan told Australia Associated Press on Friday.

In 2010 there had been 135 boat arrivals, carrying 6,889 people. That was 74 more boats and 4,033 more people than in 2009.

Keenan said the tsunami of boats will continue in 2011, and is destined not be any different lest Labor change their failed border protection policy.

Keenan also predicted the government's bid to establish a regional refugee processing center in East Timor had "no hope".

Source: Xinhua
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