On 24 August 2012, Michael Smith started a blog. Between 12 to 20 hours a day, every day for the past 8 months have been spent researching, reporting, talking and writing. I'm pleased to say that today he's put his feet up.
the world hasn't stopped,
Mr Clare's reported another 'intercepted-assist' we're still waiting for the half pike.
THE HON. JASON CLARE MP
MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS
MINISTER FOR JUSTICE
26 April 2013
Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Glenelg, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel west of Christmas Island this morning.
Initial indications suggest there were 86 people on board.
The vessel was initially detected on the Christmas Island radar, operating under the control of Border Protection Command.
Border Protection Command has transferred the passengers to Australian Government authorities on Christmas Island, where they will undergo initial security, health and identity checks and their reasons for travel will be established.
People arriving by boat without a visa after 13 August 2012 run the risk of transfer to a regional processing country.
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