Australia’s refugee promise

Tracey Ferrier – AAP

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Australia's refugee promise

Despite its hard stance on asylum seekers who arrive by boat, Australia is the second-most generous country in the world when it comes to refugee intakes.

SYDNEY: Australia's commitment to increasing refugee intakes:

* 2015-16: minimum of 13,750 places

* 2016-17: minimum of 13,750 places

* 2017-18: minimum of 16,250 places

* 2018-19: minimum of 18,750 places

* Will also permanently resettle an additional 12,000 refugees displaced by conflict in Syria, Iraq.

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