Nine years after this was proposed, Australia accepted New Zealand’s offer to resettle 450 refugees. While human rights activists and the federal opposition welcomed the statement, they also questioned the motivation and timing – so close to the federal election.

Guardian Reporter Ben Doherty talking to Laura Murphy-Oates about why the government took so long to accept the proposal, and Behruz Buchani – journalist and refugee detained on the island of Manus – discusses what refugees can expect from life in New Zealand

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