East Timor's foreign minister has said, that he would expect Australia to help the refugees on board the Norwegian ship that is still drifting off the Christmas Island. As Australia won't let them in he offered shelter for them.
East Timor is one of the poorest nations but very grateful for the international help they received against Indonesian forces. They feel obliged to help those refugees now although it is hardly possible for them.
Meanwhile NZ has offered asylum to some refugees.
Australia which is very stubborn when it comes to illegal immigrants ignores that they could help most easily. Maybe the "internationalisaton" of the problem will solve it.