Gillard May Drop Malaysian Deal

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Prime Minister Minister Julia Gillard says she will take seriously advice from an expert panel looking at the asylum-seeker issue, even if it recommends dumping her government’s Malaysian people swap deal.

Ms Gillard last week established the panel – made up of former defence chief Angus Houston, former top diplomat Michael L’Estrange and refugee advocate Paris Aristotle – to assess all asylum policy options. Read more in The Australian.

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