Aus Labor party will oppose boat-people ban
Canberra: The opposition Labor party in Australia will oppose the government’s bill that blocks boat people from ever returning there. The bill which targets refugees detained on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island and Nauru was introduced to parliament yesterday. Under the proposed amendment to the Migration Act, asylum seekers who attempted to travel to Australia by boat after July 2013 would be permanently banned from applying to enter Australia. The Supreme Court in PNG has ruled the detention of refugees is illegal and could order about 900 refugees detained on Manus Island under a deal with Australia be returned to that country.