Refugee resettlement plan overshadows Aust. NZ talks | Pacific Beat

Refugee resettlement plan overshadows Aust. NZ talks

Refugee resettlement plan overshadows Aust. NZ talks

Updated 11 February 2013, 10:59 AEDT

The prime ministers of Australia and New Zealand have held their annual talks over the weekend in the South Island resort of Queenstown.

They talked about trade, immigration, bringing down the cost of mobile telephone calls and also the issue of asylum seekers.

John Key announced that New Zealand would accept 150 refugees annually from Australia - something that Julia Gillard described as proof asylum seekers is a regional problem.

Presenter:Geraldine Coutts

Speaker:Dominique Schwartz, ABC New Zealand correspondent

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