Immigration

PM expected to announce 10,000 Syrian refugees settled in Australia

The UN says 2016 was the worst year for Syrian kids with more than 652 children killed. Source: EPA

Malcolm Turnbull is expected to announce Australia has settled 10,000 Syrian refugees and issued visas to 2000 more, fulfilling a 2015 commitment.

Australia has welcomed 10,000 Syrian refugees and issued another 2000 visas to people fleeing the war-torn Middle East country.

Malcolm Turnbull will reportedly confirm the entire 12,000 visas pledged to Syrian refugees in 2015 have been issued during a migrations awards speech at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday night.

His speech is not expected to detail the religious make-up of Syrian refugees processed, but the government has prioritised persecuted Christians over Muslims, the Daily Telegraph reports.

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