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Deadlock Over Asylum Seekers Remains Following Talks

No agreement was reached on the asylum seeker deadlock, following talks today between Labor and Liberal representatives.

Immigration Minister Chris Bowen and Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd met with the Opposition’s shadow immigration minister Scott Morrison and shadow foreign minister Julie Bishop.

Both sides claimed the discussions were cordial and constructive. Further talks will take place in the coming weeks.

  • Scott Morrison comments before meeting with government ministers (3m)
  • Chris Bowen comments following talks with Opposition members (2m)
  • Scott Morrison comments following talks with government ministers (2m)
  • Tony Abbott comments on asylum seeker policy in Melbourne (13m)
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