Australia’s border patrol fleet has been replaced with a single picture of Scott Morrison, hanging in the middle of the Timor Sea.
Emblazoned with the words ‘this man lives here’, Immigration officials say the giant poster is enough to dissuade would-be asylum seekers from travelling into Australian waters.
“We haven’t had a boat in over 100 days. They always turn around once they get within view of the poster,” an Immigration spokesperson said, adding the program was ‘extremely effective’. “These people have been through a lot, but seeing this thing up close is a harrowing experience, even for them”.