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Australia continued enacting additional border security measures which resulted in all forms of migration falling even further by 2018.<ref>Kent, Simon (May 30, 2018). [ Toughened Border Security Drives Plunge in Australia’s Migration Intake]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 30, 2018.</ref> Because of its immigration policies, Australia's migration levels reached a 10-year low in 2017.<ref>Kent, Simon (July 13, 2018). [ Tougher Border Controls Crash Australia’s Migrant Numbers to 10-Year Low]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 13, 2018.</ref> In August 2018, [[Scott Morrison]], who created the country's tough immigration policy, became prime minister.<ref>Kent, Simon (August 24, 2018). [ Hardline Border Security Advocate Scott Morrison Australia’s New PM]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 24, 2018.</ref><ref>Pannett, Rachel (August 24, 2018). [ Australia Ousts Another Prime Minister as Ruling Party Shifts Right]. ''The Wall Street Journal''. Retrieved August 24, 2018.</ref>
In 2019, facing a very thin Liberal Party majority, Australia's parliament undermined the country's tough immigration policies, though foreign countries such as [[Nauru]] took some steps to preserve it.<ref>[ Nauru could thwart refugee medical transfers to Australia]. ''Reuters''. February 19, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2019.</ref> However, Prime Minister [[Scott Morrison]]'s tough immigration policies helped him win the 2019 federal elections.<ref>Pinkerton, James P. (May 19, 2019). [ Pinkerton: Immigration Curbs Key to Conservative Victory in Australia and a Lesson for Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 20, 2019.</ref> After the election, Australia's government refused to soften the policy.<ref>Kent, Simon (July 17, 2019). [ Australia Rejects Call to Open Borders, Soften Illegal Immigration Stand]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 17, 2019.</ref> It also succeeded in repealing some of the weakened policies pushed by Parliament earlier in the year.<ref>Packham, Colin (December 3, 2019). [ Australia restricts medical transfer of refugees from Pacific camps]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved December 3, 2019.</ref>
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