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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to send all boatpeople to poverty-hit Papua New Guinea

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 05:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Hardline policy means even 'genuine refugees' have 'no chance' of settlement in Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Friday announced that no more boatpeople will be resettled in Australia as refugees, with all unauthorised arrivals to be sent to poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea. “From now on, any asylum-seeker who arrives ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott says wink during granny's talk-show phone-sex confession was mistake

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 10:36pm by AP

    ... by Sarah Hanson-Young, a senator for the Greens party, which has vowed to block some of the government's toughest budget measures. "Rather than taking seriously her concerns of poverty ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia’s Abbott plans military solution to boatpeople

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 03:14pm by AFP

    ... banishment to poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea for assessment, and will be either settled there, sent back home or shipped to third countries. Opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison said ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia adamant boatpeople policy working

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 11:37am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... the so-called “PNG Solution” was announced on July 19. Barely 300 have so far been transferred to the poverty-stricken Pacific nation. “There is no doubt that it is having an impact,” Immigration ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Rape, torture claims at Australian asylum-seeker camp

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... for assessment and even if found to be “genuine refugees” they will have no chance of being settled in Australia. Instead, they will have to remain in poverty-stricken PNG, be sent back home or to third ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia's PNG refugee solution 'already working'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... people-smugglers as "merchants in death". Rudd, facing an election soon, said last week that all asylum-seekers who arrived by boat would be sent to poverty-stricken PNG even if found ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia eases defence curbs as Myanmar leader visits

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 03:29pm by AFP

    ... but a transition from military rule to democratic rule,” he said. “From 60 years of armed conflict to peace. And from centrally controlled and isolated economy to one that can end poverty and create real ...

  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian immigration chief defends visas for asylum seekers

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... unnecessary and immeasurably cruel," said the council's chief, Dr Cassandra Goldie. "We know the result of this policy in the past where asylum seekers were left to live in … poverty ...



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