Labor has already offered to enact the Malaysia Solution and Nauru, in tandem. It has made adjustments to the way the Malaysia Solution would operate in a bid to accommodate concerns. It has even suggested an independent bipartisan inquiry into TPVs, and if that inquiry found TPVs work Labor would look at supporting their introduction.
Gillard said yesterday that it was regrettable that the Opposition Leader ruled out a compromise on the weekend.
“I think it is a time where people are looking to us to put the politics to one side,” she said
Interesting to see some progression with this issue, perhaps we may eventually see a calming of Australia’s refugee fears - and the establishment of some constructive policies.