You’ve been misled on boat people : here are the facts

Barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside says foreign minister Bob Carr is misrepresenting the facts on asylum seekers. He points out the asylum seekers do not commit any offence by coming here. Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights every person has the right to seek asylum in any territory they can reach. It is a dismal reflection of the state of politics that Mr Morrison frequently refers to asylum seekers arriving by boat as “illegals”. He knows it is a blatant lie, but he also knows that it works.
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Here are the facts