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Nine years since Australia re-introduced offshore processing for asylum seekers arriving by boat

Asylum seekers housed in Delta compound at the Manus Island detention centre, Papua New Guinea Source: AAP

Offshore processing is where people seeking to claim asylum in Australia and arrive by boat are transferred to and detained in processing centres in Nauru and Manus Island. Refugee activist says that Australia's ongoing detention of asylum seekers in offshore processing centres has racked up enormous costs, both human and financial. This feature explains more

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