The Federal Government announces it intends to excise the Australian mainland from the nation's official migration zone, as is already the case with offshore islands.
The Immigration Minister Chris Bowen tells ABC News 24 political reporter Melissa Clarke the will make it safer for asylum seekers because they won't extend risky sea journeys in an effort to reach the mainland.

Broadcast: 30 October 2012
Transcript: minister.immi.gov.au/media/cb/2012/cb191143.htm

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