New PM re-emphasises that asylum seekers will not be settled in Australia

“Malcolm Turnbull started the day promising to pay “close attention” to “legitimate questions” about the plight of refugees and asylum seekers in Australian-run detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru but ended it insisting they would “never” resettle in Australia.

Asked about the more than 1,500 people in detention on Nauru and Manus with no clear prospect of resettlement in an interview with Sky Wednesday morning the new prime minister said : “I have … concerns about the situation of people on Manus and Nauru … This is an area that clearly is one that is controversial, that is a challenging one, it is certainly one that close attention is being paid to … I thank you for raising it, it is legitimate to raise it … but we are not going to make policy changes on the run.””

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