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Aussie PM rules out NZ deal for refugees

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 28/04/2016
Malcolm Turnbull: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull © Getty Images Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ruled out doing a deal with New Zealand to resettle hundreds of asylum seekers who are on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

Doing so would send the wrong signal to people smugglers, the prime minister said on Friday.

"It would be used as a marketing opportunity," he told radio 3AW.

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