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Opposition demands Rudd puts price tag on asylum plan

Opposition demands Rudd puts price tag on asylum plan

Updated 30 July 2013, 8:42 AEST

The Federal Opposition is demanding the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd release the costings of his new asylum seeker deal with Papua New Guinea and outline exactly what Australia will pay for.

PNG's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has told the ABC's 730 program, he believes Australia will cover all costs associated with the processing and re-settlement of refugees.

The Government has previously warned the deal would not be 'inexpensive' but said those details were still being negotiated.

And as the Immigration Department prepares for the first arrivals on Manus Island, Mr O'Neill has confirmed he will consult the UN's refugee agency about the processing arrangements.

Presenter:Jane Norman

Speaker:Peter O'Neill, PNG Prime Minister Julie Bishop, Opposition's Foreign Affairs spokeswoman;

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