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The US could take 1600 asylum-seekers from Australian detention centres

As many as 1600 asylum-seekers from Nauru and Manus Island could be resettled in the US after the Obama administration agreed to help Australia by taking refugees in a one-off deal. As of November 30, 2015, there were a total of 1,852 people in immigration detention facilities in Australia. The […]
The US could take 1600 asylum-seekers from Australian detention centres
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PHOTOS: Thousands gather on Palm Sunday to welcome refugees into Australia

Thousands of Australians are gathering in rallies today in support of asylum seekers, both facing deportation to offshore detention centres and currently being held in PNG and Nauru under the federal government’s refugee policy. Walk for Justice for Refugees began at Sydney’s Belmore Park today and with similar rallies taking […]
PHOTOS: Thousands gather on Palm Sunday to welcome refugees into Australia
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Detention centre operator Broadspectrum triples its profit

Broadspectrum, which was Transfield Services until its changed its name because of controversy over its role running offshore detention centres, has just posted a statutory profit of $25 million, up from $8.4 million the year before. In early trade, its shares were up almost 9% to $1.16. The financial results […]
Detention centre operator Broadspectrum triples its profit