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Old 9th Dec 2013, 20:19
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ALPBC reporting this morning three dead and 27 rescued by Indonesian SAR authorities when an asylum seeker boat was hit by a large wave and then turned back to Indonesia.

The fact that the Australian Navy was not involved probably means that the boat broached as it attempted to get beyond the first line of breakers and the survivors made it back to shore by body surfing.

The same report said that an Afghan who is appealing his forced return to Kabul, if successful in his appeal, will affect the cases of 100 others in a similar situation.

The ABC's fact check unit (sorry, that should be Fact Check Unit) also reports that the Coalition's claims that asylum seeker arrivals have reduced by 80% are "problematic" and that the reduction could be attributed to "other factors" rather than the Coalition's policies.
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