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The Australian government is actively engaging with Papua New Guinea to persuade them to accept the return of five Rwandans who were found in Torres Strait. These individuals claimed asylum and were discovered on Saibai Island in Australia’s north-east.

Despite the Australian authorities holding the group of men, Papua New Guinea has not yet received any formal communication regarding this matter. If PNG does not agree to accept the individuals, Australia’s alternative plan involves sending them to Nauru, a move that has sparked political criticism.

The situation has heightened concerns about border control measures and handling asylum seekers. The Australian government’s efforts to navigate this issue highlight the complexities of managing asylum seekers and cooperation between nations in the region.


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Article Title: Australia will seek to return Rwandans to PNG after unauthorised arrival in Torres Strait
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