Revealed: how Australia 'dumped so much fucking money' on asylum-seeker ad campaign

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Exclusive: PR company paid $277,000 for three days’ work to persuade asylum seekers in Afghanistan and Pakistan not to travel by boat to Australia, email shows

The Australian government “dumped so much fucking money” on a company behind a taxpayer-funded campaign to deter asylum seekers arriving by boat that it made more than US$277,000 in profit for three days’ work, the Guardian can reveal.

The Singapore-based company Statt Consulting has been paid at least $15m by Australian taxpayers to target advertising inside Afghanistan and Pakistan, aimed at persuading would-be asylum seekers not to attempt to travel to Australia.

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