Asylum by boat? Not in Australia
Asylum by boat? Not in AustraliaGovernment campaign warning potential asylum-seekers sparks backlash.
A woman holds a poster during a rally in support of asylum seekers in central Sydney July 20, 2013 (REUTERS/Munoz).
Australia's Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DOIC) has a new message for asylum-seekers who arrive by boat: "You won't be settled in Australia". A controversial media campaign outlines the country's new policy of transferring refugees and asylum-seekers who arrive by boat to Papua New Guinea. Many Australians responded with harsh criticism for both the policy and the campaign.