"Australia refuses to accept refugees who arrive by boat, under a tough deterrent policy. It has already struck resettlement deals with Cambodia and PNG, but only a handful of refugees have been resettled. Critics say the two nations are completely ill-equipped to resettle refugees. So the US deal was a boon to the Australian government from a close political and military ally. Australia has faced fierce international criticism for its offshore detention policy and wants to close the Manus Island camp. Conditions in the offshore camps have been roundly condemned by rights groups, who say the policy is punitive and inflicts harm on refugees. "(US-Australia refugee deal: Trump in 'worst call' with Turnbullhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-austr...)
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