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Immigration Minister Peter Dutton reckons it's a bit rich for Australia's human rights record to cop criticism from North Korea.

THE minister said Australia was also criticised by Bangladesh and Iran for boatturnbacks and offshore detention policies in a UN Human Rights Council performance review.


"NorthKorea was my favourite," he told ABC television.


In thereview, Australia's policies on dealing with asylum seekers attracted broad-ranging criticism from a large number of nations including the US,Canada, France, Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, Iceland, Iran, Pakistan andKenya.


Mr Duttonsaid those nations didn't agree with Australia's strong stance on dealing withboat arrivals and that was their longstanding position.


"ButI think it belittles the UN process when you've got countries like North Koreatrying to lecture our country in relation to human rights," he said.


European nations hadn't yet managed to deal with their own breakdown in their border policies whereas Australia had, he said.


Mr Dutton said the dividend for Australia was the ability to offer more places torefugees from the Middle East.


"That's something we can be proud of," he said.


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Mr Dutton said the dividend for Australia was the ability to offer more places for refugees from the Middle East.
"That's something we can be proud of," he said.

Tony Abbott,ex Australian prime minister whose government introduced tough measures to turn back asylum-seeker boats, said the European Union should follow suit, describing it as the only way.

The Greens’ plan to close down cruel offshore detention in Manus Island and Nauru is the only humane, practical and cost-effective approach to caring for refugees.

But;
the Greens' plan to treat refugees with humanity saves Australia $3.2 billion over the forward estimates.
Our plan is cost effective. The Parliamentary Budget Office has shown that the cost of allowing a refugee to live in the general community is $35 000, compared to $225 000 in detention on Manus Island or Nauru.
We will close down offshore detention on Manus Island, saving $827 million, and on Nauru, saving $970 million.
We will close down the worst remote Australian detention centres, including Curtin, Scherger, Wickham Point, Northern and North West Point on Christmas Island, saving $366 million.

Someone is making bid bucks out of the misery of bombed out families.

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emanreus Post time: 2015-11-11 16:21
Mr Dutton said the dividend for Australia was the ability to offer more places for refugees from the ...

These measures go back to John Howard

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dusty1 Post time: 2015-11-11 17:47
These measures go back to John Howard

and still implemented today

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emanreus Post time: 2015-11-11 18:35
and still implemented today

The people on Christmas Island are criminals waiting to be deported no refugees to speak of

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