FILE - In this April 29, 2009 file image provided by the Department of Home Affairs, two launches intercept a boat, believed to be carrying 72 suspected asylum seekers, in the Arafura Sea north of the... more 
FILE - In this April 29, 2009 file image provided by the Department of Home Affairs, two launches intercept a boat, believed to be carrying 72 suspected asylum seekers, in the Arafura Sea north of the Northern Territory, Australia. New Zealand is proposing new measures to allow authorities to detain large groups of boat refugees under a single warrant for up to six months. If New Zealand passes the new measures and essentially matches Australia's approach, it is likely to push the problem back onto Australia because New Zealand's larger neighbour remains a closer destination for refugees.(AP Photo/Department of Home Affairs, File) EDITORIAL USE ONLY less 
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