A new low. Govt announces that anyone who paid a people smuggler to get to Australia can never visit Australia, retrospectively.
I'm assuming that there are imminent plans to resettle at least the Manus refugees in a another country, possibly New Zealand, and this is to stop them from backdooring to Australia.
Am so hoping that one of these becomes a brain surgeon who is the only one who has the skills to save a prominent politician.
Think about it though - does this mean a refugee repatriated to New Zealand, who becomes an NZ citizen can't fly to Europe if it involves a transfer in Australia?
What the f is wrong with this govt? Remember these people are legitimate refugees according to the UN convention. Their crime is buying passage.