No more asylum in Australia for those arriving by boat: Rudd

Azadeh Dastyari

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Asylum seekers who arrive in Australian waters by boat will no longer have the chance to be settled in Australia under new policies announced by prime minister Kevin Rudd.
Instead, asylum seekers arriving by boat will be held in an expanded facility at Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island and those who are found to be genuine refugees will be settled in PNG, under an agreement with the PNG government.
Announcing the changes, Rudd admitted it is “a very hardline decision”.
The Conversation spoke to experts for their response to Rudd’s announcement.
Original languageEnglish
TypeThe Conversation
Media of outputWebsite
PublisherThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2013

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