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Accepting more refugees ‘would add $38 billion dollars to Australia’s economy’

Lifting Australia's humanitarian intake would add around $38 billion dollars to the economy over the next 50 years, a report has found.

Accepting more refugees into the country would boost Australia’s economy by almost $38 billion over the next 50 years, an international charity has found.

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Photo taken Aug. 22, 2019, shows a refugee camp for Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar, southeastern Bangladesh. (Kyodo via AP Images) ==Kyodo

The Oxfam report finds that if Australia lifted its humanitarian intake from 18,750 to 44,000 by 2020-23 the country’s overall Gross Domestic Product would increase.

The charity’s report finds the…

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