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Call to Increase Refugee Numbers (Pro Bono Australia)

18 February 20140 comments

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has urged Australia to increase the number of refugees it accepts under its annual offshore humanitarian program.

Releasing RCOA’s annual submission on Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program, Chief Executive Officer Paul Power said there was significant community concern about the Coalition Government’s decision to reduce the number of permanent refugee and humanitarian visas from 20,000 to 13,750 annually.

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