19 Nov 2010

Another asylum seeker boat intercepted

11:41 am on 19 November 2010

The Royal Australian Navy has intercepted another asylum seeker boat carrying 53 passengers and four crew near Ashmore Island.

The group will be taken to Christmas Island for processing.

The ABC reports a boat carrying more than 100 people was intercepted near Christmas Island earlier this week.

There has been a record number of asylum seeker boat arrivals this year.

The Federal Opposition says the figures show the Government has lost control of Australia's borders.