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Refugee advocates slam Government for Budget slashing humanitarian intake amid coronavirus – ABC News

The Budget set a new cap of 13,750 places a year, cutting the number of people allowed into the country for humanitarian reasons by a quarter and returning the …



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Refugee advocates have slammed the Federal Government for slashing Australia’s humanitarian intake by 5,000 people a year in Tuesday night’s Budget.
Key points:

  • The humanitarian intake has been cut from 18,750 places to 13,750
  • The budget papers suggest cutting the humanitarian intake will save almost $1 billion
  • Refugee advocates say offshore detention spending negates any savings

The Government has introduced a new cap of 13,750 places a year, down from 18,…

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