Distressing treatment of asylum seekers.

GLRAR supporters are distressed by the continuing harsh treatment of asylum seekers. This week’s news reports of the payment of $5,000 to six crew members of a people smuggler boat intercepted in Australia’s northern waters further distresses GLRAR supporters. Paying people smugglers to turn around is a very questionable action by an Australian government and is in contravention of the Commonwealth Criminal Code, prohibiting people smuggling.