17 April 2015, SBS, By Jason Thomas

The Australian government will soon begin processing the asylum claims of more than 25,000 people who came to Australia by boat before 2014. The government has been waiting until after new laws come into effect on Sunday to begin assessing the backlog of claims.
Thirty-thousand people who arrived during six years of Labor government have not had their claims determined, and 4,500 of those assessments had been started, the government has told SBS in a statement. Continue reading here.