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Australia on track for new annual record for asylum seekers arriving by air

Australia is on track to post a new annual record for asylum seekers who arrive by air after official figures confirmed more than 95,000 arrivals over the past five years amid fears of corruption and exploitation.

About 80 people every day since the start of July have claimed protection after landing at an Australian airport, highlighting a huge change in people smuggling operations since the government’s crackdown on boat arrivals.

  • David Crowe
  • The Age

The trend appears likely to push the annual arrivals to …

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