Where asylum seekers on the run may be sent

Clark Diaz
August 30, 2018

Authorities have described the boat as an illegal fishing vessel but if those onboard are found to be asylum seekers, it would be the first illegal boat arrival on Australia's shores since 2014.

The Department of Home Affairs said Australia gives significant support to Nauru to provide health and welfare services, with various providers contracted to offer age-appropriate care.

"Australia, we believe, has received the first vessel - the first people-smuggling venture - in over 1400 days", Mr Dutton told reporters on the Gold Coast on Monday.

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch, whose electorate covers the area where the boat arrived, dismissed the speculation and instead said he believed the crew were illegally fishing in the area when they ran into trouble.

The vessel was found off Cape Kimberley near the Daintree River.

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"We can confirm that 11 people have been located".

According to David White, a tour operator who has been guiding people through the Daintree River for 20 years, there is little risk of harm to the missing two who have fled-unless they enter the water.

"Now we have thriving croc recognizing operations all up and down the river", Mayor Leu speedy AAP."The unknown thing is did they truly pause up going by the mangroves". The method is a way to circumvent worldwide law, which states that illegal migrants have some protections - but only if they arrive in the country where they seek asylum.

"This boat arrival falls squarely on the toes of PM Scott Morrison", he tweeted."Unlike the chaos and division interior the government that has put the safety of Australia's borders in bother, Labor is a united team."One Nation chief Pauline Hanson has speedy these on the boat might maybe maybe even have headed for Australia on story of ultimate week's management disaster".

If true, the boat is believed to be the first asylum seeker vessel to reach the Australian mainland in four years.

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Australia has previously sent all asylum seekers who arrive by boat to offshore processing centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island.

Paramedics in Mossman treated two people in custody for fever and chills.

MP George Christensen has since taken to social media to call for better border protection.

About 15 crew members of the sunken fishing trawler have now been captured by officers from Australian Border Force and Queensland Police, with some of the men caught near the Daintree Ferry earlier today - the only safe option for the men to cross the river.

"Australia has received the first people-smuggling venture in over 1,400 days", he said on August 27, SBS reported.

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