Scott Morrison.  
Scott Morrison. Photo: Andrew Meares

 "We are a sovereign body and we will protect our borders. We said we would and we are.".

A deal with Cambodia to resettle asylum seekers is moving closer with Scott Morrison declaring that a country's economic capacity is irrelevant to his expansion of a "club" of nations to take refugees.
In an exclusive interview with Fairfax Media, Mr Morrison said the government was encouraging countries that were willing to offer resettlement places to expand "permanent solutions" for people seeking asylum in Australia.