What can be done to prevent refugees from coming to Australia?

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In many ways, there is little Australia can do to prevent refugees from coming.  Most refugees are fleeing from countries like Afghanistan where there is war and poverty.  Australia cannot do much in the short term to fix these problems.

If you are talking about the issue of refugees arriving by boat, one thing that Australia could do would be to implement a policy where it would not consider any applications for asylum or refugee status from those who arrive in Australia by boat.  If Australia were to only accept applications from established refugee camps in places like Indonesia, the incentive for trying to reach Australia by boat would be greatly reduced.

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