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The real number of Comm Games athletes and staff illegally in Australia revealed

The number of Commonwealth Games athletes and officials who’ve remained in Australia illegally has been revealed.

It was initially thought about 19 people had overstayed their visas but immigration officials have now revealed the true number is around 250.

About 200 of those are seeking asylum.

Border Force officers are currently working to track down those who are in the country illegally.

The Big Guns have weighed in, with Graham Richardson telling Ben Fordham it’s “just extraordinary”.

“Some of them disappeared after a couple of days in the Games. It’s not as if they stayed for the whole lot.

“A lot of them came, had a look and said, ‘wow this is pretty good’ and just hoofed it.

“I’m not surprised that it’s 200.”

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“Why be pure about economics if the result will be that consumers suffer, businesses can’t afford the power prices and it’s just rigging the market?”

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