Tony Abbott has released a radical plan to combat the asylum seeker crisis by proposing to send all boats, regardless of their seaworthiness, back to Indonesia.
Abbott in a prepared statement said, "I was inspired by Split Enz."
"The band tell a story, entitled ‘Six Months on a Leaky Boat,' of a man who survived a full half a year on a sinking vessel."
"If we can replicate that achievement there shouldn't be a problem."
The UNCHR has hit back at the proposal saying it breeches international law.
A UN representative said, "We would expect Mr. Abbott to follow the long-held precedent of giving us the asylum seekers to wallow for decades in refugee camps without any chance of resettlement."
"That is the law after all."