Peter Dutton says getting women and children off Nauru is 'first priority'

Australia’s immigration minister says his government is ‘working on’ getting immigration detainees resettled but did not provide details

The immigration minister, Peter Dutton, has said resettling women and child refugees from Nauru was a matter of “first priority” for his government but has not nominated a third country to where they might go.

With the Nauru detention centre mired in controversy over reports of sexual predation, physical violence, and self-harm, and Nauru resolutely refusing to allow people to settle permanently, Australia has sought a “third country” resettlement for refugees on the island for more than three years without success.

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