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Refugee cycles 700km to deliver asylum petition to Canberra | Pacific Beat

Refugee cycles 700km to deliver asylum petition to Canberra

Refugee cycles 700km to deliver asylum petition to Canberra

Updated 26 August 2014, 16:36 AEST

An Afghan refugee has cycled more than 700 kilometres around Australia to collect signatures for a petition, that's calling for an end to offshore detention in Nauru and Manus Island in PNG.

Rohullah Hussaini's petition is asking for a better deal in Australia for displaced people - and he's planning to table it in Australia's parliament.

Reporter: Alexandra Kirk

Speakers: Rohullah Hussaini, refugee, Nationals MP Andrew Broad, Michael Adamson, Swan Hill Deputy Mayor

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