Friday, August 20, 2004


The Australian attitude towards asylum-seekers is changing rapidly – a welcome news for refugee advocates throughout the land.

A recent Newspoll report in the Australian newspaper shows that 61 per cent of voters now believe asylum-seekers should be allowed to enter Australia.

There is also a groundswell of support for change in the hard-line system of Temporary Protection Visas (TPVs) which prevent genuine refugees from staying permanently in Australia; and claiming full citizenship rights.

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