Doctors fly economy as asylum costs leap

THE cost of charter flights to transport asylum seekers to Nauru and between overcrowded detention centres in Australia is now costing taxpayers an average of at least $6.1 million a month.

As the budget blowout of the failed border protection policy mounts, the opposition accused the federal government of spending more money on charter flights for asylum seekers than in grants to the Royal Flying Doctor Service...

The Royal Flying Doctor Service in 2011-2012 received operational funding of just over $4 million per month from the Australian government," opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison said

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