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Labor votes to weaken border protection - they've learnt nothing, forgotten nothing

Hi Michael,

This evening Bill Shorten - and every one of his Labor MPs - voted to weaken Australia’s border protection. 

By voting to undermine offshore processing, Labor has sent a dangerous signal to people smugglers.

Over the last five years our government has fixed Labor’s mess - stopping the boats, closing 19 detention centres and removing all children from detention. 

Under Labor, there were over 50,000 arrivals on 800 illegal boats. This weakness caused a budget blowout of $16 billion. 

Under Labor, 8,000 children were held in detention. There were 1,200 deaths at sea. 

Labor simply hasn’t learnt. 

Tonight Bill Shorten confirmed that Labor can’t be trusted with Australia’s border security.

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Peter Dutton
Minister for Home Affairs