Observations on refuge obsolete, claims Australian foreign minister

In a remarkable development, the foreign minister of Australia has reportedly informed a congregation of some non-government organizations (NGOs) in Canberra that their rhetoric on the seekers of refuge is not only outmoded but also obstructive even as the nationals of the country won’t agree to the same. Bob Carr, the minister, declared that the archaic oratory on human rights & asylum-seekers hardly describes the authenticity of the nation’s specific state-of-affairs anymore.

In its place, the nationals of Iran, Sri Lanka, etc.–with no real claims to the status of refugee—are turning-up on the Australian territories by water-vessels even

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