Sep 14

Tamil refugeeAustralia will try to find another country to take in 72 Sri Lankan refugees who have been detained on Nauru since their boat was intercepted by the Royal Australian Navy near Christmas Island in February.

A number of others on the boat are still being assessed to determine whether their claims for asylum are genuine.

Federal Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews says that because the group tried to enter Australia illegally they will not be allowed to remain here, despite their assessment as genuine refugees.

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