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Good afternoon. Welcome to

the program. I'm David

Spears. For all the talk of stopping the boats and the

loss of life at sea, we

really are no closer to a

compromise on asylum seekers,

with only two sitting days

left here in Parliament

before the long winter break.

In fact, the two sides of

politics can't even agree to

sit down together and talk

about this, as they did back

in December. Tony Abbott is

insisting the Government only

send asylum seekers to be

processed offshore in

countries that have signed

the refugee convention. That

specifically and explicitly

excludes Malaysia. The