Australia's parliament approves migrant reforms bill
December 5 , 2014
Temporary visas will been reintroduced for refugees as Australia’s parliament backed changes to the immigration laws, media reports say.
Refugees will be allowed to live and work in the country for between three and five years, but won’t be granted permanent protection, according to the bill, which was passed in the senate and approved by MPS.
Currently, all asylum seekers arriving by boat are detained and held in offshore camps.
Tony Abbott, the prime minister, said the passing of the reforms was a “win for Australia.”