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Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 13:55
Majority Of Australians Say Refugees Who Arrive By Boat Should Be Let In, Poll Finds
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The Australia Institute survey also found majority believe doctors working in offshore detention centres should be free to speak about conditions.

Refugees who arrive in Australia by boat should be allowed to resettle in the country, a majority of Australians believe, new polling released just days before the election shows.

A poll of more than 1,400 people commissioned by The Australia Institute found 63% of respondents oppose the bipartisan policy that refugees who arrive in Australia by boat should never be allowed to settle in the country, instead saying those found to have a valid claim for protection should be brought to Australia.

As well, two-thirds of Australians believe doctors working in Australia’s offshore detention regime should be free to speak out about conditions in detention centres, and a majority believe New Zealand’s offer to resettle refugees from Manus Island and Nauru should be accepted, Australian media reports.

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