Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Australia closes door on Africans

"The Howard Government yesterday slammed the door shut on refugees from Africa. Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said that no more Africans would be allowed into Australia under the humanitarian refugee program until at least July next year.

"And he said there were no guarantees any Africans would be accepted in the next intake.

"Announcing a move critics slammed as simplistic and inhumane, Mr Andrews said the program's quota for Africans had already been filled ..."

The rights of all refugees

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