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Dutton’s refugee claims are out of step with evidence and thinking at home and abroad

Frances Voon and Claire Higgins write in The Conversation (19.5.16) that Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s inflammatory comments on refugees contradict the government’s own data.

‘The Department of Social Services, which is responsible for settling refugees, has found the vast majority of recently arrived refugees are literate in their own language and have attended school in their home countries. The majority could understand spoken English when they arrived in Australia.’

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