New Zealand and Australia in talks to resettle refugees
The government is in regular conversation with Australia about how to resettle refugees from Australia’s offshore detention regime – eight years after it first made the offer. Immigration minister Kris Faafoi confirmed that “New Zealand’s offer to Australia to resettle 150 refugees being held offshore still stands” and that “officials continue to explore how this might be implemented”. Australia’s home affairs minister confirmed the talks. There are 235 refugees and asylum seekers being held in Australia’s offshore system: 105 on Nauru and 130 in Papua New Guinea.