By political correspondent Emma Griffiths
The Federal Government has revealed that 12 asylum seeker boats have been turned back at sea since the Government's border protection policy was implemented.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has used the first anniversary of the launch of Operation Sovereign Borders to make public the details of "on-water" operations that have until now largely been kept secret.
A factsheet released by his office has revealed that 383 asylum seekers on 12 boats were turned back from Australian waters.
The first on December 19 and the most recent was on May 20 this year.
Four of those turnbacks involved sending asylum seekers back to Indonesia in orange lifeboats.
The minister says the lifeboats have proven to be a safe option.
"We have not lost a single life at sea under these operations because they've been done safely," he said.
"It is safety that dro...
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Indonesia: Institutionalizing Post-Disaster Recovery: Learning from Mentawai Tsunami and Merapi Eruption - Recovery Framework Case Study
Source: Government of Indonesia, UN Development Programme, GFDRR
This report describes the current status of the Recovery Framework in Indonesia along with the lessons learned from the country’s most recent experiences in post-disaster recovery. It is one of the thematic case studies commissioned for the purpose of contributing toward the development of an international Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) Guide as recommended by the World Reconstruction Conference in 2011. The idea being that such a Guide would be of assistance to governments, policymakers and agencies in formulating and implementing effective post-disaster recovery programmes and strategies by building on a thorough Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).
Selection of the case study
The specific case studies chosen for this report include the recovery efforts carried out in the wake of the October 2010 Mentawai earthquake and tsunami as well as the Mount Merapi eruption. These were two of the ma...
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