The Torres Strait - and particularly the issue of health risks arising from PNG overstayers - has hit the headlines in the last couple of days here and here. This follows earlier stories (here and here).
Thanks to Brad who pointed out that the Torres Shire Council is currently holding consultations on whether the region should become a territory in its own right.
With all this bubbling away in the background - and as submissions to the Senate Inquiry keep rolling in - it will be interesting to see how things play out.
It's quite clear to me that despite the diverse range of issues the Torres Strait faces, the problem of PNG overstayers will now frame the whole Inquiry and its recommendations. That's the way our political system seems to work.
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