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Cambodia: 2nd agency to assist resettling Nauru refugees

The Australian government has retained a second agency to assist in the resettlement of refugees in Cambodia, despite scant interest from the people it detains on Nauru and for whom the offer stands. ...

Lauren Crothers
http://aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/cambodia-2nd-agency-to-assist-resettling-nauru-refugees/625495

Refugee deal dead in the water

The new Australian ambassador to Cambodia praised the Kingdom yesterday for taking in refugees from the island nation of Nauru, where Australia has controversially held refugees against their will in appalling living conditions in an effort to stop others from seeking asylum there. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28112/refugee-deal-dead-in-the-water/

Dutton defends cost of Cambodia program

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has rejected claims the Federal Government’s Cambodian refugee settlement program has spent all of the $55 million allocated to it. ...

SunShineCoastDaily Team
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/dutton-defends-cost-of-Cambodia-program/2985822/

Cambodia to vet refugees in coming Nauru trip: Australia

Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said Thursday that Cambodian officials would visit Nauru within weeks to vet more refugees for their controversial resettlement scheme, according to Australian media. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-to-vet-refugees-in-coming-nauru-trip-australia-93948/

Cambodia agrees to resettle more refugees from Nauru

Immigration minister Peter Dutton has met Cambodia’s strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen to salvage a $55 million agreement with the impoverished nation to resettle more refugees from Nauru.Only days after declaring it had no plans to resettle more than four refugees who arrived in June, ...

Lindsay Murdoch
http://www.smh.com.au/world/cambodia-agrees-to-resettle-more-refugees-from-nauru-20150909-gjj0ta.html

Australia makes video pitch for Cambodia to asylum seekers

The Australian immigration minister on Wednesday made a blunt videotaped pitch to asylum seekers detained on the Pacific island of Nauru to accept a resettlement offer while stressing they should forget about ever moving to Australia. ...

Steve Herman
http://bit.ly/1K7a67U

Peter Dutton denies claims refugees are snubbing resettlement in Cambodia

Logistical issues could take a few days to sort out but some on Nauru want to start new lives in a new country, immigration minister says. Peter Dutton has insisted plans to send the first batch of refugees from Nauru to Cambodia are on track and ...

The Guardian News Staff
http://bit.ly/1cOCaCb

After visit, Refugee deal still shrouded in doubt

In 2001, Australia’s then-Conservative government first introduced its “Pacific Solution” as a way of stopping an influx of asylum seekers attempting to reach its shores by boat—and as a way of winning votes during an election defined by wedge politics. ...

Holly Robertson
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/after-visit-refugee-deal-still-shrouded-in-doubt-79790/

Cambodia, Australia further discuss refugee resettlement plan

Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong met with Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton on Thursday to further discuss a refugee resettlement plan following an agreement struck by the two countries in September. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/cambodia-australia-further-discuss-refugee-resettlement-plan-8297

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