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Australia Agrees To Close Controversial Refugee Detention Centre

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 08.17.2016 | World

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and Papua New Guinea on Wednesday said they had agreed to close a controversial Australian-funded asylum seeker detention...

Exporting Australia's Asylum Policies

Bill Frelick | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Bill Frelick

The Refugee Convention, which both New Zealand and Australia have ratified, recognizes that refugees may need to enter a country illegally for protection and should not be punished on that account. But the New Zealand bill would treat asylum seekers differently depending on how they arrived.