Actually ive been thinking, if they really want to 'stop the boats' perhaps the best possible thing to do would be help create infrastructure in transit countries, give support and staff to places like jordan or pakistan, to help process claims and give these countries a reason to help/house and
resettle asylum seekers.
Give or help to create the necessary resources to resettle them, so that they dont get to this stage, i mean, the potential to do so much good is there... Instead we are falling hugely short on our responsibilities.

I think perhaps for me, the most distasteful part of all this is that its very much a case of out of sight out of mind and lets just wash our hands of this issue.