The Australian government has announced a new deal long-expected, in policy circles, that will see asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island transferred to the United States.
This is the first positive news in three years for asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island. It is a circuit breaker that has received support from the country's Labor party.
However, it is worth observing that this could only be considered a good deal in a world where developed countries have a strong aversion to receiving asylum seeker claims at their borders.
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