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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). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/30/toughened-border-security-drives-plunge-in-australias-migration-intake/ 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). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/13/tougher-border-controls-crash-australias-migrant-numbers-to-10-year-low/ 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). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/24/hardline-border-security-advocate-scott-morrison-australias-new-pm/ Hardline Border Security Advocate Scott Morrison Australia’s New PM]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 24, 2018.</ref><ref>Pannett, Rachel (August 24, 2018). [https://www.wsj.com/articles/scott-morrison-to-be-australias-next-prime-minister-1535080332 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>[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-immigration/nauru-could-thwart-refugee-medical-transfers-to-australia-idUSKCN1Q813G 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). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/19/pinkerton-immigration-curbs-key-to-conservative-victory-in-australia-and-a-lesson-for-trump/ 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). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/17/australia-rejects-call-to-open-borders-soften-illegal-immigration-stand/ 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). [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-immigration/australia-restricts-medical-transfer-of-refugees-from-pacific-camps-idUSKBN1Y8058 Australia restricts medical transfer of refugees from Pacific camps]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved December 3, 2019.</ref>
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