In the last five years, more than 3,300 asylum seekers traveling in 33 boats have stopped landing on the coasts of Australia.
The asylum seekers were discovered by Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB), which has arrested about 80 attempts to smuggle people since September 2013.
"The threat of smuggling people has not disappeared," the Parliament told the Minister, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Peter Dutton.
The Australian authorities have returned more than 3,300 asylum seekers in 33 boats in the last five years (the photo shows the asylum seekers arriving on Christmas Island)
Dutton said the government has been alerted to several attempts to smuggle people into countries in Asia and the Middle East.
More than 600 arrests for smuggling of people made overseas in the past five years have involved the Australian authorities, with around 500 in Sri Lanka.
Additional arrests were made in Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand.
Mr. Dutton informed parliament on Tuesday of growing government pressure to impose a lifelong ban on refugees (photos are taken on Manus Island)
Mr. Dutton told parliament on Tuesday of mounting government pressure to impose a lifetime ban on refugees.
The proposed ban would prevent any asylum seeker in Nauru or Manus Island, who arrived after July 2013, from receiving a visa to come to Australia.
The prohibition, called "prohibition of a lifetime visa," would also prevent refugees from entering with a business or tourist visa.
The Operation Sovereign Borders has avoided almost 80 attempts to smuggle people in Australia
The Labor Party said it would support the measure if the government agreed to resettle asylum-seekers from Nauru and Manus in New Zealand.
The opposition sent a proposal to Immigration Minister David Coleman on Monday night with amendments to the ban for life.
The amendments would limit the ban only to those refugees resettled in New Zealand who tried to move to enter Australia as a permanent resident.
This means that resettled refugees could still enter Australia on a tourist or business visa.
But the government wants to ensure that refugees in Australia who are resettled in New Zealand do not receive a "back door" entry to enter the country again.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the labor agreement would undermine the US offer to take 1250 refugees.
& # 39; It's not about horses in border protection. You do not do it, "he said.
Pictured is the Nauru Immigration Detention Center in 2013