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History of Asylum seekers.

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Timeline small square Vietnam war Thousands of refugees enter Australia in the aftermath of the Vietnam War.
Timeline small square Detention laws required by rule detention laws for all foreigners who arrive in Australia without a visa are introduced by the Keating Labor government, with bi-partisan support.
Timeline small square Temporary protection visas The Howard Government introduces Temporary Protection Visas for asylum seekers who arrive unauthorised and are subsequently assessed by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs to be refugees.
Timeline small square Diplomatic dipute A diplomatic dispute brews between Australia, Norway, and Indonesia after the Norwegian flagged ship MV Tampa rescues 439 Afghans from international waters off Australia, and is refused entry into Australian waters.
Timeline small square Pacific Solution a 'Pacific Solution' is implemented under John Howard. This is the policy of transporting asylum seekers to detention camps on small island nations in the Pacific Ocean, rather than allowing them to land on the Australian mainland.
Timeline small square Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock says asylum seekers on a boat intercepted by HMAS Adelaide have been throwing children overboard in a ploy to secure passage to Australia. A Senate select committee inquiry subsequently finds that no children were thrown overboard.
Timeline small square 2007 parliamentary election During the campaign for the 2007 parliamentary election, Australian Labor Party candidate Kevin Rudd promises to put an end to the 'Pacific Solution' if he were elected.
Timeline small square Temporary Protection visa. The Rudd Government abolishes the Temporary Protection visa regime.
Timeline small square refugees leaving Nauru Australia ends its policy of sending asylum seekers into detention on small Pacific islands, with the last refugees leaving Nauru.
Timeline small square West Australian coast An explosion off the West Australian coast of Ashmore Reef kills up to five suspected asylum seekers and injures another 44 people.
Timeline small square Any asylum seekers More than 1100 passengers and over 46 crew have arrived in Australia by boat in 2009.
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