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Meanwhile Australia’s Minister for Immigration and Protection Scott Morrison has released the latest report on the curbing of people smuggling.

Positive news for Australia, it’s been more than 12 weeks since boats with asylum seekers stopped reaching Australia’s shores.

Mr Morrision said there will be no let-up under Operation Sovereign Borders.

Eight illegal maritime arrival transferees were voluntarily returned to their country of origin after electing to go home from an offshore processing centre, five to Lebanon, two to Iran and one to Sudan.

Two illegal maritime arrival detainees were voluntarily removed, one to Iran and one to Pakistan.

As of 9am Friday 14 March 2014, there was a total of 1314 people on Manus Island, 1136 people in Nauru and 1707 people in the Christmas Island facilities.

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