Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull Clash over Refugee Ban

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has left the door open to Labor supporting a permanent entry ban on asylum seekers and refugees who arrived by boat, despite calling the proposal “ridiculous”.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.

Mr Shorten accused Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of placating extremists including Pauline Hanson with the move, which would stop such refugees from even visiting Australia.

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