Peter Dutton opens door to New Zealand refugee deal with Papua New Guinea, but warns of risks

 "That's an issue between those two countries": Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.

 

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has opened the door to a potential refugee resettlement deal between Papua New Guinea and New Zealand, acknowledging it is a decision for the two sovereign states that Australia could not block.

But he warned any arrangement would be against Australia’s wishes and would run the risk of souring both countries’ diplomatic relationships with Australia – making it unlikely without Canberra’s blessing.

Peter Dutton opens door to New Zealand refugee deal with Papua New Guinea, but warns of risks

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