About: Tony Abott

EU won’t adopt Australian model of turning back immigrant boats

The European Commission said yesterday (4 May) that it had no intention of adopting Australia's model of turning back boats with immigrants. The reaction was prompted by a statement made by Australia's right-wing premier, Tony Abbott, who said his country and the EU were in talks over the issue.

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