Bowen Says Proposal on East Timor Refugee Processing Is Due in Early 2011

Australia and East Timor plan to finalize a proposal on a regional asylum-seeker processing center by “early 2011,” Immigration Minister Chris Bowen told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio today after talks in Dili yesterday.

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