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Australia tackles asylum seekers

16 July 2012 Last updated at 04:30 BST

The Australian government has set up a special committee to find ways of solving the problem of asylum seekers entering the country by boat.

Political parties are divided on how to stop them coming, so the government has appointed a panel of experts to try to find a compromise.

Duncan Kennedy has been to meet a young man who made the perilous journey from Afghanistan.