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Controversial bill introduced in Australia, while U.S. commit to rebuild refugee program

Posted on: Thu 15 Apr 2021

A recently proposed bill sought to amend the Migration Act, with dire implications for refugees.

Following a senate inquiry, the bill was met with strong opposition from Labor, the Greens, and various human rights advocates including the Refugee Council for Australia.

Meanwhile, President Biden has announced that the U.S. will commit to rebuilding their refugee resettlement program.

Senior Policy Advisor for the Refugee Council of Australia Asher Hirsch talks to Breakfast producer Anisha Pillarisetty about the U.S. commitment to refugee policy and what the Australian government can take from this.

Produced by Anisha Pillarisetty

Image: Wikimedia Commons


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