Scott Morrison says asylum seekers could force Australians to miss out on public housing

Despite planning to send any asylum seekers approved for a medical transfer to Christmas Island, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has repeated claims that providing medical treatment to sick asylum seekers would see Australians miss out on public housing, 

Mr Morrison said it draws on community services, when asked, during a visit to Christmas Island on Wednesday, who would lose their homes because an ill asylum seeker was flown to Brisbane for assessment.

“Then they’ll get their fish hooks into the legal system, long after any medical treatment has been done, and they’ll remain often in community detention which requires us to actually go and provide housing,” Mr Morrison told SBS News on Christmas Island. 

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Source: SBS News