Australia resettles only a sixth of promised Syrian refugee intake

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Nearly a year after Tony Abbott announced the additional humanitarian intake, only 2,000 have been taken in

Australia has resettled 2,000 refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict in almost a year, in the same time as Canada and the US have taken in 30,000 and 10,000 people respectively.

Nearly a year after the former prime minister Tony Abbott announced an additional humanitarian intake of 12,000 Syrian refugees, just 2,000 have been resettled under the program.

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