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Papua New Guinea

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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.
  • Australian leader Kevin Rudd's asylum shift tied to upcoming election

    Australian leader Kevin Rudd's asylum shift tied to upcoming election
    Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s decision to outsource asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea drew scorn from human rights advocates Friday and denunciation from political opponents as an approach that has already failed twice. But the reminders...

    Scores feared dead off Java as Australia laments rush of boats

     
    In the dwindling days before Australia reopens island detention camps for asylum seekers who try to reach its shores by sea, as many as 100 people are feared dead on yet another sunken boat off Indonesia. Australian officials have bemoaned a recent rush...

    Nauru pushes higher fees for asylum seekers sent by Australia

     
    The tiny nation of Nauru is pushing Australia to pay roughly $1,000 monthly for every asylum seeker it sends to the Pacific island. Australian immigration officials say the hike in visa fees is under discussion with Nauru but said it was “...

    Australian leader backs plan to deal with asylum seekers

     
    The Australian prime minister has thrown her backing behind a plan to send asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island of Nauru, setting the stage for Australia to reinstate a system that it abandoned under pressure from human rights...