The Australian Immigration Minister, or to be exact, the Australian Government under Prime Minister Tony Abbott, have taken a decision to deny any refugees or asylum seekers entry into Australia. Previously thousands of refugees have entered Australia by boat - mostly from Indonesia. They can do this no more. The current Australian government has instructed their Navy to turn back all boats carrying refugees and if need be, tow the boats back to Indonesia.....and refugees who have entered Australia without permission are now being processed off shore - in Manus Island - in Papau New Guinea.
They tried to send some of these refugees to Malaysia to be processed but the Australian High Court disagreed because they were not too happy about the manner the Malaysian government treated asylum seekers.
And this morning we hear that the Australian Government have sent back one boat load of Sri Lanka Tamils who were trying to reach Australia - send them back to the very repressive government that they were fleeing from.
And this is the part I like about Australia.....it's 12.20 am now and this news just came in ten minutes ago....:it shows that the High Court in Australia does not do the bidding of its political masters....if only this was also true in Malaysia!