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Australia’s PNG solution to refugees: A digest

Australia’s PNG solution to refugees: A digest | Asylum seekers | Scoop.it
This is a digest of news, opinions, comments and announcements concerning the recent agreement between Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) to process asylum seekers and refugees.
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Whistleblower: 'Unspeakable Horrors' for Refugees at Australian Detention Camps -

Whistleblower: 'Unspeakable Horrors' for Refugees at Australian Detention Camps - | Asylum seekers | Scoop.it
Revelations of torture and abuse comes as conservative prime minister plans to expand refugee 'processing' facilities and close Australian borders to all asylum seekers

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conditions in the asylum camps

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When weighing up asylum systems, Australia's found wanting - The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

When weighing up asylum systems, Australia's found wanting - The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Asylum seekers | Scoop.it
When compared to Germany, Australia's system of mandatory asylum seeker detention has been found wanting.

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Obama Admin To Give Permanent Residence to 2,000 ‘Refugees’ From Syria

Obama Admin To Give Permanent Residence to 2,000 ‘Refugees’ From Syria | Asylum seekers | Scoop.it
Excerpted from THE CABLE - With conditions continuing to deteriorate in Syria, the Obama administration is making a major policy shift by agreeing for the first time to allow thousands of new Syrian refugees into the United States, The Cable has...

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First batch of asylum-seekers airlifted under PNG solution

First batch of asylum-seekers airlifted under PNG solution | Asylum seekers | Scoop.it
THE first airlift of asylum-seekers subject to the PNG Solution took off from Christmas Island early today bound for Manus Island detention centre in what the Rudd government hopes will be a forceful show of resolve.
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Record month for asylum-seekers

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THE Gillard government's offshore processing regime is running behind schedule with just 150 asylum-seekers sent to Nauru, despite expectations 500 boatpeople would be housed on the island by the end of September.

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Syrian refugees pour into Iraq at new crossing, U.N. says

Syrian refugees pour into Iraq at new crossing, U.N. says | Asylum seekers | Scoop.it
GENEVA (Reuters) - Thousands of Syrian refugees poured into the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq on Thursday, taking advantage of a new bridge along the largely closed border, the United Nations said...

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Abbott outlines harsh Australia refugee plan - Fox News

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BBC News Abbott outlines harsh Australia refugee plan Fox News SYDNEY (AFP) – The conservative frontrunner to become Australia's next prime minister declared "this is our country" as he launched a harsh new temporary visa policy Friday that would...

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