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Asylum seeker 'scammers' lived rent-free in five-bedroom homes

ASYLUM seekers are using a medical scam to live rent-free in five-bedroom homes across Sydney, where they are getting a better deal than pensioners and have been caught spending taxpayers' hard-earned cash on prostitutes.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton declared "the con is up" for illegal boat people from Manus and Nauru using "tricky legal moves" to stay in Australia after medical treatment and costing us $40 million a year to house, feed and pay them a salary.

Up to 70 illegal boat people will today be told their free and easy lifestyles will no longer be covered by the Australian taxpayer while seeking medical treatment, with their salary cut off immediately and their free housing ending in the next three weeks.

"They were brought to Australia on the premise that once their medical needs were met they would return to Nauru or Manus," Mr Dutton told The Daily Telegraph.

More at The Daily Telegraph

Topics:  asylum seekers politics

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Pray for rain: Creeks dry up in worse season than last year

It's not just cane farmers battling the dry spell, a cattle producer is concerned they'll run out of feed by Christmas.

"You can't buy feed at the moment, nothing is growing."

DRUG OVERDOSE: 42 killed by drugs in Hervey Bay region

MORE than 40 people have died from drug overdose which is almost 80% higher than the national average.

Increased deaths from drugs like ice is an alarming wake-up call.

Kyle in front of the lens

MODEL MATERIAL: Maryborough local Kyle Booker will audition for the Australian Supermodel of the Year Competition next month.

Kyle Booker will be up against many others for the title

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