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People clamber on the rocky shore on Christmas Island during a rescue attempt as an asylum seeker boat breaks up in the background in 2010. Pic: AP.

Australia: Time to end the SIEV-X sinking conspiracies

By Thu, Oct 20, 2011 4:30AM UTC Comments Off People clamber on the rocky shore on Christmas Island during a rescue attempt as an asylum seeker boat breaks up in the background in 2010. Pic: AP.

It is the 10h anniversary of the sinking of the SIEV-X, and the conspiracy theorists are once again out in force. For those not up to speed, 10 years ago, a rickety boat carrying more than 350 asylum seekers that set off through the Sunda Straits promptly sank, barely 70 kilometres from Java, and 1500...