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Australia to send asylum-seekers to Papua New Guinea
Australia to send asylum-seekers to Papua New Guinea

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister warned Friday that all refugees who arrive by boat will be resettled on the island nation of Papua New Guinea, a policy shift that rights groups immediately condemned. The move, described by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as “very hard line,” aims to deter an escalating number of asylum-seekers who travel to Australia in rickety fishing boats from poor, war-torn homelands through other countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia. The growing influx is a major political problem for Rudd's Labor Party, which is the clear underdog in elections expected within months. “From now on, any asylum-seeker who arrives in...

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