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Australia declares game-up for ‘fake refugees’

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WELCOME. Protestors march on the streets of Sydney’s central business district in support of refugees. File photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Refugee advocates say the Australian government has sunk ‘to an impossible new low’ with the decision

SYDNEY, Australia (May 21, 2017) — Australia Sunday, May 21, gave 7,500 boatpeople until October to file a claim proving they are genuine refugees or be kicked out, declaring the “game is up” for illegal arrivals ripping off taxpayers. Continue reading Australia declares game-up for ‘fake refugees’

Refugee sets herself alight at Australia’s Nauru camp

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A man carries a placard during a candle light-vigil for an Iranian refugee, who died after setting himself on fire, in Sydney on April 30, 2016. Saeed Khan/AFP

Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said the incident happened May 2, and the behavior of those detained on the small island – where Australia sends asylum-seekers arriving by boat – was intensifying

CANBERRA, Australia (May 3, 2016) — A refugee who set herself on fire on the Pacific island of Nauru after being sent there by Australia was in a critical condition Tuesday, May 3, just days after an Iranian man died in a similar act of self-harm. Continue reading Refugee sets herself alight at Australia’s Nauru camp

Australia hails 600 days of no asylum-seeker boat arrivals

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In this file photo, pro-refugees protesters rally outside the Immigration Office in Brisbane, Australia, February 5, 2016. Dan Peled/EPA
Australia hails its controversial regime of turning back asylum-seeker boats as a success

SYDNEY, Australia (Mar. 18, 2016) — Australia Thursday, March 17, hailed its controversial regime of turning back asylum-seeker boats as a success after 600 days with no vessels arriving, and almost 700 people being repelled since the policy was launched.

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