Australian government urged to expand refugee intake as Afghans seek to flee Taliban rule

Original article by Ben Doherty, Daniel Hurst
The Guardian Australia – Page: Online : 20-Aug-21

Australia has set a figure of 13,750 humanitarian visas for the current financial year, with 3,000 of that number to be set aside for Afghan nationals fleeing the Taliban regime. However, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has stated that the 3,000 figure is a "a floor, not a ceiling" and that "we can think we can achieve more". It is possible that the allocation of 13,750 humanitarian visas may not actually be met, as COVID-19 travel limitations are particularly restrictive on humanitarian visa holders.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

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