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Dark Precedents: Matteo Salvini, the MV Tampa and Refugees

June 15, 2018 - 15:15 -- Admin

In August 2001, Australia’s dour Prime Minister John Howard demonstrated to the world what his country’s elite soldiers could do. Desperate, close to starvation and having been rescued at sea from the Palapa I in the Indian Ocean, refugees and asylum seekers on the Norwegian vessel, the MV Tampa, were greeted by the “crack” troops…

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