Naura May Provide Solution to Gillard for Refugee Issue, Australian Says

The Pacific nation of Nauru is close to signing the UN Convention on Refugees, paving the way for the reopening of an asylum-seeker processing facility closed by the Labor government, the Australian newspaper said.

The infrastructure for the center is still in place and Nauru’s government is happy to look at the UN convention, Nauruan President Marcus Stephen said yesterday, according to the newspaper.

Ratification of the convention would satisfy Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s key objection to reopening the processing facility, the Australian said.

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