Albanese admits Coalition 'stopped the boats' and opposes detention time limit

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Labor frontbencher denies plotting to replace Bill Shorten if party falters in byelections

Anthony Albanese has conceded that the Coalition’s policies “have stopped the boats”, and rejected calls to put a time limit on offshore detention, in an appearance on Sky News on Tuesday evening.

The senior frontbencher suggested during the interview that Labor could make refugee policy more humanitarian in several respects but ruled out allowing refugees who came by boat to settle in Australia.

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