Immigration to Australia Current Affairs, GK & News

Australia’s immigration policy- Pacific detention camps

The Australian government reversed its February decisions regarding the transfer of immigrants from its Pacific camps. The Australian government does not allow the entry of illegal immigrants into the country. It houses them on the islands of Papua New Guinea and Nauru. In February, the government had introduced the medical evacuation legislation which gave the ..

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Behrouz Boochani wins Australia’s richest literary prize

The Kurdish Iranian journalist, filmmaker and detained refugee, Behrouz Boochani has won the Victorian Prize for Literature for a book he reportedly wrote using the online messaging service WhatsApp. He was awarded the Aus$100,000 (US$72,600) prize for his book “No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison”. He will receive an additional Aus$25,000 after ..

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Australian PM: Refugees will not be sent to US this year

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has clarified his stance on refugees i.e. 1200 asylum seekers being held in prisons on Papua New Guinea and Island of Nauru in Pacific. He stated that they will be sent to US only after inauguration of Donald Trump in January. The refugees were to go to US as per a ..

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