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Thoughts and Reflections on African Migration and Settlement in Australia.

Monday, August 14, 2006

New Australian Migration Laws Defeated

A back bench revolt has forced the Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, to withdraw the new migration bill from the parliament. The legislation was aimed at forcing asylum seekers into offshore detention centres in Nauru.

With the emergence of a growing opposition to the bill and the government MPs crossing the floor, it was clear that the legislation was going to be defeated in the senate.

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