Sun Herald article
here the article is about independant Rob Oakshott ( a Australian government MP ) who put a motion to change asylum seeker policy.
THESE CHANGES ARE ABJECT FAILURES people still die for no reason on the open ocean.  The Greens amendment to increase Australia's humanitarian intake from 13,750 to 20,000 this would reduce pressure on camps in places like Malaysia that have enormous numbers. 

 teary Hanson-Young tries to make sense of insane deadlock on policy but terrorist party leaders LIBERAL/LABOUR won't budge a inch towards on-shore processing so we can see the torture of people ourselves. while they try to do it off shore on desert islands like NAURU and other places where the expense is extreme unsustainable to support people.  We need to easily and fairly monitor these places these people are kept in detention for years for no crime but to escape a vicious regime !!!!!!!!! This is truly a terrorism against people

A Greens amendment to increase Australia's humanitarian intake from 13,750 to 20,000 and increase funding to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to bolster processing in Indonesia and Malaysia was also defeated.

The main problem is the major parties in Australia have no will to fix the problem only through a total defeat at the polls can we have sanity at last with this policy that kill people for seeking asylum when we have contributed to their countries instabilty like in Afghanistan there has been a 20 percent increase in asylum seekers from that country due to the immanent invasion by the Taliban when the corrupt government collapses. 

For more detail, see this policy paper produced by GetUp! and The Edmund Rice Centre. Download the report 'Refugee and Asylum Seeker Policy: A third way' here.
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