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Behrouz Boochani says nine-year delay to refugee resettlement ‘a tragedy’ as Jacqui Lambie breaks silence

Mr Boochani labelled Australia’s delay in accepting New Zealand’s resettlement offer a “tragedy”, as crossbench Senator Jacqui Lambie claimed Prime Minister Scott Morrison raised the prospect of jail time if she revealed details of the then-secret deal.

  • Rayane Tamer, Akash Arora
  • SBS

Kurdish-Iranian refugee and writer Behrouz Boochani has labelled Australia’s nearly decade-long delay in resettling refugees a “tragedy” as independent Senator Jacqui Lambie accused the government of “intimidation” in secret negotiations to secure the New Zealand deal.

Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said on Thursday that New Zealand will accept 150 refugees from Australia’s…

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