Deadline for asylum seekers who came by boat over!

Hundreds of asylum seekers, who came to Australia by boat in the previous government’s time, will now face deportation after the October 1 deadline to apply for a visa expired this week.

Back in May, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton had announced that 7,500 asylum seekers who had come to Australia by boat during the previous Labor government had until October 1 to apply for a visa, or face deportation. Though most of them had made it to the deadline, there are still hundreds who will now lose government benefits – both monetary and accommodation.

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