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Old 06-01-2013, 11:12 PM
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Australia's Offshore Processing Centres that house less than 1000 people will cost 2 billion dollars.

No Advantage - Four Corners
It supposed to be effective of stopping the boats yet more and more people are entering illegally by boat to Australia these days. It is a expensive operation and the conditions of these camps are basic.

being held on the, on these islands.

There's no doubt that offshore processing is making some in Nauru a lot of money. Everything that is used, or built or eaten in the detention centre has to be imported. But many of the goods come from Australia, and most of the money goes back there. There are big contracts, like more than $200 million to Transfield for running the centre, $75 million to the Salvation Army, and $70 million to Australian construction firm Canstruct. Australian government contracts for the Nauru detention centre alone already total around $400 million. Though many have a few months to run or may be for long term infrastructure, so far, that works out at a cost of nearly $1 million for each asylum seeker.

Overall, in the next four years, offshore processing is expected to cost Australia at least $2.3 billion dollars.

Journalists, cameras, and even photos are banned from the Manus camp. These pictures were filmed inside, secretly for Four Corners. Nearly 200 men have spent four or five months in these tents. There's no privacy, the ground is often flooded and the camp has to be constantly sprayed, called 'fogging' to keep away mosquitoes. There's often no power, and or no water. No Advantage - Four Corners

Spending so much money I believe is such a big waist of money. In addition the number of refugees attempting to head to Australia by boat is on the increase. Anyway the opposition has stated they would order the boats to return back to Indonesia yet the Indonesian government is reluctant to keep have them back.

Maybe a solution is to increase Australia refugee intake yet better solutions in order to deter the boats.
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