A possie in Aussie

January 19, 2009

28 boat people win asylum in the best state

Filed under: asylum — Nayano @ 3:32 pm
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Just over 100 days since their boat was intercepted, 28 people from Iran and Afghanistan have been awarded permanent protection visas and are beginning the process of settling in South Australia.

This is the first result of the Rudd government’s changes to asylum seeker policy, contrasting with the Howard government’s hard line on asylum seekers (see article in the Australian).

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship chose South Australia for settlement, because it ‘believes that South Australia offers the best opportunity for them to become integrated into the Australian way of life’.

South Australia rulz!!.


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  1. […] Roman”,”serif”; mso-fareast-language:EN-US;} Just one day after news reports of ‘28 ‘boat people’ being granted permanent residency and being settled in South Australia, ABC news reported that the […]

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