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UN Criticizes Australian Refugee Policy

Australia’s refugee policies have been condemned by the United Nation’s main human rights body.  The criticism comes as officials say violent disturbances at a center for migrants on Christmas Island are being contained. Australia automatically detains asylum seekers who arrive in the country without visas. Hundreds of detainees are sent for processing to offshore camps in the South Pacific in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. At a hearing in Geneva, more than 100 countries have spoken...

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