It’s Pa­pua New Guinea for Oz refugees

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

CAN­BERRA: Aus­tralian prime min­is­ter Kevin Rudd has warned that all refugees who ar­rived in Aus­tralia by boat would be re­set­tled on the South Pa­cific is­land of Pa­pua New Guinea.

Rudd and Pa­pua New Guinea prime min­is­ter Peter O’Neill yes­ter­day signed an agree­ment that will al­low Aus­tralia to de­port refugees to its de­vel­op­ing neigh­bour.

The move, Rudd de­scribed as “very hard line,” aims to de­ter an es­ca­lat­ing num­ber of asy­lum seek­ers who travel to Aus­tralia in fish­ing boats from poor, war- torn home­lands through coun­tries like In­done­sia and Malaysia. – Sapa-AP

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