I noticed on the news last night that some of the boat people that were being detained at Christmas Island, which evidently has filled to capacity have been flown in to Leonora.
Apparently they have chosen to move families which may have been to eliminate the chance of individuals doing a runner now that they are on the mainland.
While the greater majority of people illegally entering this Country come in by other means and that only a sheer act of desparation must put these people on leaking hulks and boats to chance the passage to Australia, I just wonder if bringing them to the mainland is the right well thought out choice or a quick fix to solve the over crowding of Chirstmas Island.
I am a bit naive when it comes to this topic but I assume the ones who were bought here are almost through the process of acceptance anyway and that Christmas Island will remain the first stop and process area.
We have some well educated and learned posters on ASF, just wondering what a few thoughts are on the topic.