Australian Minister Warns Against ‘Illiterate, Innumerate’ Refugees

By Matt Siegel SYDNEY, May 18 – Australia’s immigration minister brought border security and immigration to the center of the 2016 election campaign, warning that resettling “illiterate and innumerate” refugees would strain the social safety network and take Australian jobs. Border security and immigration are hot political issues in Australia that have swayed past elections and

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Documents Show Australia Directed Officials How to Address Nauru Rights Concerns

By Matt Siegel SYDNEY, Feb 11  – Australia’s government has directed senior officials on how to respond to questions about political turmoil and alleged corruption in Nauru, where it has an asylum seeker detention center, documents obtained by Reuters under a Freedom of Information (FOI) request show. The diplomatic cables, ministerial talking points and classified

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