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This guide provides statistics on the number of boats that have been ‘turned back’ since the practice of removing unauthorised maritime arrivals in Suspected Illegal Entry Vessels (SIEVs) from Australian waters was introduced by the Howard Government (from 2001–2003) and reintroduced by the Abbott Government (in December 2013).
It updates boat ‘turnback’ data provided in a previous publication from November 2017, to provide information on boat turnbacks through to 30 June 2018.