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Asylum seekers: Morrison to sign resettlement deal with Cambodia

Australia is seeking to move asylum seekers from the island of Nauru. Photograph: Torsten Blackwood/AFP The Cambodian government says Australia’s immigration minister, Scott Morrison, will sign a memorandum of understanding between the two governments on Friday, sealing a controversial deal that would see refugees resettled in Cambodia from the South Pacific island of Nauru. According

Australia close to refugee resettlement deal with Cambodia

Asylum seekers being transported from an aircraft to a bus upon their arrival on Nauru. Photograph: Reuters Australia and Cambodia are edging closer to a controversial refugee resettlement deal with the Australian immigration minister, Scott Morrison, due to visit Cambodia in “upcoming days”, according to Cambodian media reports. It is unlikely, however, the deal will

Refugee resettlement deal imminent, says Cambodia

Under the proposed deal, refugees transferred to Nauru would be resettled in Cambodia, one of the world’s poorest nations. Photograph: Department of Immigration/AAP A refugee resettlement deal between Australia and Cambodia is imminent, with the Cambodian government preparing to send a memorandum of understanding back to the Australian government in “a few days”. The secretary

Tony Abbott declines to rule out refugee resettlement deal with Cambodia

Tony Abbott: ‘We look forward to further support from other countries in our region, including Cambodia.’ Photograph: Alan Porritt/AAPIMAGE Tony Abbott has declined to rule out a refugee resettlement deal with Cambodia as the immigration minister, Scott Morrison, visited the country for discussions on regional solutions to people smuggling. Morrison is the second government minister