Australia Says First Asylum Seekers to Arrive at South Australian Center

Australia’s Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said the first group of 81 asylum seekers to be housed at the Inverbrackie facility in South Australia will arrive today.

The “low-risk” group, including Sri Lankans, Iranians, Iraqis and Kurds, are on the way from Darwin, Bowen said in an e-mailed statement. Up to 400 asylum seekers will eventually be held at the facility, he said.

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