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Australian refugee policies criticised for 'ping pong' effect

Australian refugee policies criticised for 'ping pong' effect

Updated 18 January 2012, 19:25 AEDT

Australia is facing growing questions about the practice of what some call the "warehousing" of asylum seekers in second countries like Indonesia and Malaysia.

The issue has been fuelled after confirmation that Indonesia has been sending Afghans, including persecuted Hazaras, back to their country. Australia says it is fighting people-smugglers through its policies but some say Australia is encouraging a dangerous game of human ping-pong.

Presenter: Linda Mottram, Canberra Correspondent

David Manne, Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre in Melbourne

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