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‘Offshore processing’ refers to Australia’s unique practice of sending people seeking asylum by boat to Nauru or Manus Island where they are detained while their refugee claims are determined. Australia first did this between 2001-2008, and started again in 2012. However, on 19 July 2013, there was a very significant change to the policy – even if people were found to be refugees, they would never be resettled in Australia.

Offshore processing is a cruel and inhumane practice that causes enormous suffering to highly vulnerable people.

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