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Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

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A NEW im­mi­gra­tion de­ten­tion cen­tre will be es­tab­lished in Dar­win by the mid­dle of this year. Im­mi­gra­tion Min­is­ter Chris Bowen an­nounced yes­ter­day the cen­tre would be built at Wick­ham Point on Dar­win Har­bour. The first 500 beds are ex­pected by midyear. It will be used in­stead of the pre­vi­ously an­nounced con­tin­gency site at 11 Mile An­tenna Farm. An ex­ist­ing cen­tre at Dar­win air­port will also be ex­panded. The Scherger RAAF Base would con­tinue to be used for 12 months.

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