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Govt to announce asylum seeker changes

June 12, 2018
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The federal government will today announce changes to its asylumseeker policy which could see about 120 long-term detaineesreleased into the community. (Sydney Morning Herald — 22 hours ago)
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John Howard has softened the hardline mandatory detention policy credited with winning him the 2001 election, agreeing to release up to 100 asylum-seekers from behind razor wire after relentless campaigning by Coalition MPs and human rights activists. (The Australian — 23 March, 2005)
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Prime Minister John Howard have ruled out any major changes tomigration policies but said he was keeping the issue under review. (Sydney Morning Herald — 20 March, 2005)
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Some asylum seekers are to be released from immigration detentionin another easing of Australia’s immigration controls foreshadowedby the prime minister. (Sydney Morning Herald — 22 March, 2005)
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Changes to the Government’s asylum seeker policy will be on the agenda for today’s Federal Cabinet meeting in Canberra. (The Australian — 22 March, 2005)
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Asylum seekers in long-term detention will have to give up anyfuture refugee claims and end all legal action before they arereleased into the community under a new visa to be created by theFederal Government. (Sydney Morning Herald — 6 hours ago)
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A small number of asylum seekers would be released into thecommunity under a new bridging visa, Immigration Minister AmandaVanstone announced on Wednesday. (Australian Financial Review — 16 hours ago)
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The federal government was trying to cover flaws in its immigrationpolicy by announcing a new form of visa, refugee advocates say. (Sydney Morning Herald — 14 hours ago)
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Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone today warned asylum seekers that converting to Christianity was not enough to earn them the right to stay in Australia. (The Australian — 22 March, 2005)
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Long-SERVING detainee Peter Qasim has begged to be deported from Australia, saying he will go wherever immigration authorities can find that will accept him and he will go immediately. (The Australian — 5 hours ago)
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