Migrant crisis: can EU learn from Australia?

Sri Lankan asylum seekers sent back by Australia queue to enter the magistrate's court in the southern port district of Galle, on July 8, 2014As Europe struggles to deal with a surge in migrants pouring across the Mediterranean, Australia has gone nearly 18 months with virtually no asylum-seeker boat arrivals and no deaths at sea. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton on Monday said he would not be lecturing Europe on what to do. Soon after it came to power in September 2013, Australia’s conservative government launched the military-led Operation Sovereign Borders to halt a flood of boatpeople arriving almost daily under the previous Labor administration.

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