Smug­glers look for La­bor to win

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

PEO­PLE smug­glers are telling would-be asy­lum seek­ers that a change of gov­ern­ment would re­sult in a “soft­en­ing” of Aus­tralia’s bor­der pro­tec­tion pol­icy.

A se­nior in­tel­li­gence source said it was the first time “the La­bor Party” had specif­i­cally been men­tioned by peo­ple smug­glers.

“It is no longer just chat­ter, it is openly be­ing dis­cussed among peo­ple smug­glers, in­clud­ing at least one in­stance of a peo­ple smug­gler pre­par­ing for a pos­si­ble change of gov­ern­ment,” the source said.

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