Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in the US to kick off a week-long visit. Starting off in New York, the PM is to speak a lot about Australia’s policy of offshore processing in detention centres as he believes that the world is in the midst of the biggest refugee and migration crisis since the last World War.
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Malcolm firmly stands behind the established tough border protection. He told reporters ““We believe that in Australia we have set out the right responses and the results make the case. Our policy on border protection is the best in the world.”
The Prime Minister continued, “Frankly public opinion will not accept a generous humanitarian program (and) a substantial migration program unless the government is seen to be in command of its borders”. He concluded with “Frankly public opinion will not accept a generous humanitarian program (and) a substantial migration program unless the government is seen to be in command of its borders”.
With many, including Pauline Hanson, talking about having stricter border protection laws in Australia it would seem that some within his own cabinet would disagree with Australia being the “best in the world.”
To round out the first day of his trip to the US, the Prime Minister visited the 9-11 memorial and added words to be displayed at the memorial and to represent the Australians lost on that tragic day. Malcolm’s message read ““The world has changed but the resolute solidarity of free people was not”. His message concluded with, “We stand together in the fight against terror.”