The fussy asylum seekers from Sri Lanka—one look at Nauru and they are off back home—have raised serious questions for the Federal Government on who is a genuine refugee.
The voluntary returnees risk tainting the asylum seeker debate against those who really are trying to escape death and harassment based on their ethnic, political or religious backgrounds.
At the same time, they are raising Government hopes that the new version of the Pacific Solution might be starting to work as a genuine deterrent to irregular arrivals.
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