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Close Manus and Nauru, bring refugees here say 70 organisations – Michael Slezak – The Guardian 03.02.17
Coalition of charities, aid groups, unions and think tanks says refugee deal with US in ‘serious doubt’ and call for bipartisan policy to evacuate camps. ‘The thing that worries me about President Trump is he’s using extreme vetting as a way of doing what he really wants to do, and that’s scupper the deal.’

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US could resettle zero refugees from Manus and Nauru and still ‘honour’ deal – Helen Davidson & Ben Doherty – The Guardian 31.01.17
Terms of agreement do not commit US to taking a single refugee, and Trump’s ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries could exclude majority of Australia’s detainees.

Trump ‘doesn’t care about Australia’, say journalists behind Washington Post exclusive – Matt Young – news.com 02.02.17

Australia’s offshore cruelty
May 24, 2016
The Australian treatment of refugees trying to reach this vast, thinly populated country by boat follows textbook rules for the administering of cruelty.

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