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Australia’s Offshore Processing Regime

Australia’s offshore processing regime

Offshore processing (referred to by the Australian Government as “regional processing”) is the term used to describe the arrangements by which Australia sends people seeking asylum who arrive by boat to either Nauru or on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG), where their refugee claims are determined.
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Statistics on asylum seekers arriving in Australia

Sources Department of Immigration and Citizenship annual publication Asylum Trends, Department of Immigration and Citizenship (2011). Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Immigration Detention Network,…

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